Ray lead Ar­gos over Als for first win at BMO Field

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - DAN RALPH

TORONTO — Ricky Ray threw three touch­down passes as the Toronto Arg­onauts de­feated the Mon­treal Alou­ettes, 30-17, for their first reg­u­lar-sea­son win at BMO Field on Monday night.

Toronto (3-2) earned the vic­tory af­ter drop­ping its first two games at its new sta­dium. The Ar­gos be­came the first East Divi­sion team to win at home this sea­son and moved into a sec­ond-place tie with the Hamil­ton Tiger-Cats (3-2).

CFL road teams re­main a dom­i­nant 14-5-1 this sea­son. Mon­treal (1-3) suf­fered its third straight loss and first in two road games.

Ray’s TD passes give him 80 in his Toronto ten­ure, mov­ing him into sole pos­ses­sion of sec­ond all­time be­hind Con­dredge Hol­loway (97). Ray left at 10:16 of the fourth quar­ter and didn’t re­turn af­ter Mon­treal de­fen­sive line­man Vaughn Martin rolled into his left knee.

Ray fin­ished 29-of-34 pass­ing for 235 yards and the three TD strikes.

Af­ter throw­ing a 15-yard com­ple­tion to An­thony Coombs, backup Lo­gan Kil­gore was in­ter­cepted by Mon­treal’s Aaron Lavarias. Then Alou­ettes starter Kevin Glenn was in­jured af­ter be­ing hit by Toronto de­fen­sive line­man Justin Hick­man.

Glenn, who didn’t play in Mon­treal’s 31-7 home loss to Hamil­ton on July 15 be­cause of an in­flamed eye, was re­placed by Ra­keem Cato. But all the Alou­ettes man­aged was a sin­gle off Boris Bede’s missed 43yard try — his third of the game — at 7:51, cut­ting Toronto’s ad­van­tage to 30-17.

Glenn re­turned for Mon­treal’s next pos­ses­sion.

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