Gaiters Fall To Red­men In Rseq Semi-Fi­nal

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

T end in dra­matic fash­ion on Satur­day, Novem­ber 15. They hosted the McGill Red­men in an RSEQ Univer­sity semi-fi­nal. early ad­van­tage and held on for a 21-17 vic­tory. The loss ends the promis­ing 2014 cam­paign for the Gaiters.

fol­lowed by a try six min­utes later. Gaiters’ cap­tain Ni­co­las Charl­ton (Mon­treal) con­tin­ued his ex­cel­lent kick­ing with a suc­cess­ful penalty 28 min­utes into the contest to cut the lead to 8-3. McGill added a pair of penalty kicks of their own in­clud­ing one on the last play of the first half and grabbed a 14-3 ad­van­tage at the break.

The sec­ond half was a dif­fer­ent story. McGill was awarded a penalty try that was con­verted three min­utes into the frame. De­spite a 21-3 dis­ad­van­tage the Gaiters used the support of over 300 cheer­ing fans to bounce back and seize the mo­men­tum. Mike Iz­zard (Oakville, Ont.) scored a beau­ti­ful try on a run of over 40 yards that Charl­ton set up then con­verted. Just six the for­ward pack pushed for­ward. Charl­ton again was suc­cess­ful on the con­ver­sion to make the score 21-17 in favour of the Red­men. McGill pushed for­ward but a missed penalty late in the game that gave the Gaiters life. Un­for­tu­nately for the hosts that was as close as they got as the ref­eree’s fi­nal whis­tle blew punch­ing McGill’s ticket to the RSEQ fi­nal.

“It was a great rugby game,” said Gaiters coach Charles Goode. “Un­for­tu­nately some­times the games don’t go your way.”

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