Thanksgiving gave no official wins for the Gaiters
It was a gloomy Thanksgiving weekend for the Bishop’s Gaiters, as no team was able to bring home a league win.
The women’s soccer team faced the UQAM Citadins on Thursday, Oct. 4 in Montreal, losing 2-0. Now last in the league, Bishop’s (0-9-1) will travel to Montreal on Friday, Oct. 12, to battle the Concordia Stingers (3-6-1).
For their last home game of the year, the Bishop’s men’s rugby team faced the RSEQ leaders, the Concordia Stingers, for a heated match on Friday, Oct. 5. Despite a wild interception and try by Robert Mcgovern, three penalties, and a conversion by lead-scorer Tyler Murphy, the Gaiters were not able to hold off the league’s champions, who ultimately won 48-16 over the Bishop’s team. Now in third place, the Gaiters will travel to Montreal Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. to face École de Technologie Supérieure.
The football team flew over to Halifax on Saturday, Oct. 6, to face the St. Mary’s Huskies. Despite a 15-yard interception which led to a touchdown by safety Aarron Franklin, the Gaiters could not beat the #1 team in the Atlantic University Sports League, losing 18-9. The Bishop’s team (0-6) will be back in Nova Scotia next weekend to face the Acadia Axemen (2-3) on Saturday, Oct.13, at 3 p.m. local time.
The Bishop’s lacrosse team travelled to Maine for two scrimmages on Oct. 6 and 7. Despite only playing exhibition games, they earned the Gaiters their only “win” of the weekend. They won 258 against Bridgton Academy on Saturday but lost 7-4 against Saint Michael’s College on Sunday. Rookie Jacob Gasperetti led the weekend offensively along with Mathew Paterson and captain Joel Wright. The Gaiters (3-4) will be back in CUFLA action on Saturday, Oct. 13 in Montreal to face their rivals and #1 Mcgill Redmen (6-0) at 7 p.m.
The women’s rugby team traveled to the nation’s capital on Monday, Oct. 8 to face the RSEQ leaders Ottawa Gee-gees. They hoped to be strong defensively to hold off their rivals. Last season the Gaiters fell 101-0 on Coulter Field against the Gee-gees. The women’s rugby team will be back in action in Lennoxville on Sunday, Oct. 14, to face the Carleton Ravens.