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VARSITY SPORTS ROUNDUP

Nov 24 – Nov 30, 2008

This being the last Roundup of the semester, and the last I will be writing, I would like to congratulate the RMC Varsity Teams on their accomplishments in the first semester. 

I wish everyone an enjoyable and safe Christmas break, and good luck to those teams whose seasons continue in the New Year!

OCdt G. C. Rogers

 

Friday November 28thWindsor 114 @ RMC 40

This past weekend, RMC's men’s basketball team took on the Windsor Lancers and the Western Mustangs. Nick Cooke scored 14 points on the Lancers, with I Mat MacDonald following up with 10. Simon Dakin was hot on the boards with 7 rebounds.

 

Saturday November 29th - Western 100 @ RMC 38

On Saturday, Nick Cooke led the way on the RMC side with 12 points against Western, while both Gavin Viray-Cox and Mat MacDonald each contributed 7 points.

Both games on the weekend were tough, but the team hustled hard. They look forward to competing in a tournament in Montreal over the holidays, before resuming the regular season at home in early January.

 

Friday November 28thWindsor 109 @ RMC 46

Friday night, University of Windsor visited the SAM center to face the Lady Paladins where two of the team’s rookies stepped it up and showed great skills on the court.  Samantha Bayne and I Bienka Jones scored 12 points apiece.  The ladies came out strong and kept the score tight throughout the first quarter.  Although the girls showed determination early on, the score grew apart in the second quarter and they just couldn’t close up the gap.  IV Anna Dupuis was the top scorer of the game with 16 points. 

 

Saturday November 29th - Western 104 @ RMC 53

Saturday night, the Paladins faced Western.  The ladies had an outstanding first half and kept the Bobcats on their toes.  I Abby Edmison played a great game contributing 20 points and had an amazing rebounding game ripping down 13 boards.  IV Anna Dupuis and I Samantha Bayne also played hard contributing 18 points combined.  IV JC Lasalle and II Carolyn Pumphrey also rebounded well from the outside for the Lady Paladins. 

 

The team will be returning to Kingston on the 2nd of January for exhibition play prior to the next season games in January.

 

Friday November 28th RMC 3 @ Carleton 2 (23- 25, 23- 25, 25-12, 27-25, 15-8)

The Paladins played a strong first set against Carleton, but they did not minimize their errors enough to take the set. They played a good defensive game and hustled to the ball every time. There were longer rallies in the second set, and the girls fought point for point. Setter IV Cristy Montoya had strong serves throughout the set. They lost their concentration near the end of the set again, and did not win the second set. The third set was the big turning point for the team, and they played strong at the net. IV Montoya served 5 consecutive serves, forcing Carleton to take a timeout. Both teams played strong defence, but the Paladins managed long point runs; Shannon Buch with 5 consecutive serves, as well as III Glynis Rogers with 6 consecutive serves and 3 serve aces.

 

The fourth set was a tighter game, and the Paladins fought hard to win the set. Kim Hymers subbed in, putting Leighann Bishop as the setter to change the tempo and play bigger at the net. In set 5 the girls maintained their concentration and kept their lead, with IV Montoya served strong, and managed 5 consecutive serves again. The girls played well together throughout the game, and came back from losing 2 sets to win the match. I McCoy and II Alexandria Daymond tie as high scorers for this game with 17 points each. McCoy made 15 kills, 2 serve aces, and 17 digs, while Daymond made 12 kills, 2 serve aces, 3 blocks and 23 digs and a set assist. Bishop managed 12 kills, a serve ace, a block, 10 digs and 4 set assists. Setter Cristy Montoya put up 34 set assists, 4 serve aces, and 12 digs, while Rogers made a total of 8 points with 5 serve aces, 3 kills and 11 digs.

 

Saturday November 29th RMC 0 @ Ottawa 3 (20- 25, 19 25, 23-25)

The Paladins kept playing together against Ottawa by minimizing their errors and maintaining their lead throughout the beginning of all three sets. RMC made it to the technical timeouts throughout the three sets, but they lost their focus near the end of each set, and did not managed to keep up their lead over the Gee Gees. There were long rallies in the first set, and IV Cristy Montoya played good defense. The girls played smart throughout the first set and found the court. They played point for point, but did not manage to finish the set. The second set started off as strong as the first, with II Alexandria Daymond making a big kill, then a stuff block in the beginning of the set. III Glynis Rogers made 3 consecutive serve aces. The team lost their focus near the end of the set, and I Rebecca Fielding was subbed in, making Leighann Bishop the setter to change up the tempo.

 

I Melissa McCoy started out the third set with a serve ace, and the girls did not lose their momentum. They found the court, and ended long rallies with big kills and lots of blocks. They maintained their lead throughout the game, and fought point for point to the end. I McCoy was the big scorer for this game with a total of 11 points, 6 kills, 2 serve aces, and 17 digs. III Rogers is close behind with 9 points made up of 6 kills, 3 serve aces, and 8 digs. Bishop made 6 kills in the first set, and a total of 7 points, with a block, a set assist, and 8 digs, followed closely by II Daymond with 5 kills, a block, 2 set assists, and 10 digs for a total of 6 points. Setter Cristy Montoya put up 16 set assists and 10 digs.

 

Friday November 21st Laurier 3 @ RMC 0 (15- 25, 15- 25, 21-25)

The guys played at home again facing off against two tough opponents in the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks and the Waterloo Warriors. Both games were played at home, with the first taking place on Friday evening. The fast-pace offence of Laurier created difficulty for the RMC defence, but this did not stop Gordon Lee, Marc Noel and Brent Fisher, who was just returning from a long knee injury, to record a combined 18 digs. As the game wore on, Laurier continued to hammer the ball, keeping the RMC offence off balance.

 

Saturday November 22nd Waterloo 3 @ RMC 0 (15-25, 20-25, 23 -25)

The second game was on Saturday afternoon against Waterloo, another talented team. After a slow start, the Paladins put on another defensive show and barely lost the third and final set 25-23.  It was the first OUA game for rookie Sean Vanthournout, as well as his first game as a middle hitter, and he responded very well to the pressure.

 

Wednesday November 26th – Queen’s 3 @ RMC 0 (14-25, 21-25, 14-25)

Last Wednesday the men’s volleyball team faced of against their cross-town rivals the Queens Golden Gaels. With the Paladins fighting hard for each point, the Gaels still prevailed with a 3-0 win. On a better note, Phil Gulajski was credited with the games highest amount of kills, 12, along with Robert Hartzell who was credited with 19 assists.

 

The Paladins are looking forward to hitting the court and playing after the Christmas break to get back on the winning way.

 

Friday November 28th – Concordia 6 @ RMC 7

The RMC hockey team defeated the Concordia Stingers 7-6 Friday night in a seesaw battle that required a shootout to decide a winner.  The Paladins opened the scoring and managed to take a 2-1 on the strength of their power play into the first intermission. In a wide open second period that saw the Paladins squander both a 4-1 and a 5-4 lead there was great scoring chances at both ends.  The third was a real nail biter and the Stingers on a power play managed to tie the game with only 1:24 left.  Overtime solved nothing so to a shootout the game went.  Concordia scored on the first shooter, but Paul Bradley came up in the clutch to extend the shootout to extra shooters.  Eight shooters into the sudden death shootout, rookie Landon Lavictoire, with ice in his veins, got the call and sealed the victory with a beautiful shot top corner.  Great performances were put in by rookie netminder Matt Beirnes who stopped 6 out of 8 shots in the shootout and Justin Lacey who had another multi-goal performance.

 

Saturday November 29th – UQTR 6 @ RMC 3

On Saturday, the number 2 ranked UQTR Patriotes came to town.  After a great first period that saw the game tied at 1-1, the Paladins found themselves in penalty trouble in the second period.  The vaunted UQTR power play took over and left the period with a 4-2 lead.  The third period marked a return to a tighter brand of hockey, but the Patriotes ended up leaving with a 6-3 victory.  Special mention goes out to Adam Briggs who made 53 saves in a tremendous performance. 

 

26-30 November – Senior National Fencing Championship (Calgary)

Varsity fencer & Calgary native Tio Raharjo took the silver in men’s foil at the Senior National Fencing Championships, losing to former teammate Anthony Prymack in the final. Raharjo also earned a bronze medal in the Junior (Under-20) Men’s Foil event. These medals represent RMC’s first ever at the national championships.

 

Also enjoying a best ever national result was Brendan Kilburn. The 2007-08 RMC Male Athlete of the Year overcame a disappointing first round & fought his way into the top 16 in a very tough senior men’s epee field.

 

Other results include:

Eric Castellani- 23rd in senior men’s foil
Michael Dubois-Boudazza- 30th in senior men’s foil

Nicholas Goulet - 29th in senior men’s sabre
ex-cadet and PG Student Sarah Rogers- 26th in senior women’s sabre
PG Student Becca Walker- 32nd in senior women’s foil


Team Standings

Men’s Hockey

Mid East

Team

GP

W

L

T

OTL

PTS

Toronto

15

8

6

0

1

17

Queen's

17

6

9

0

2

14

RMC

16

5

11

0

0

10

Ryerson

14

3

10

0

1

7

 

Women’s Volleyball

East

Team

GP

W

L

PTS

York

9

9

0

18

Ottawa

11

8

3

16

Toronto

10

6

4

12

Queen's

10

5

5

10

Ryerson

11

2

9

4

Lakehead

10

1

9

2

RMC

10

0

10

0

 

Men’s Volleyball

Team

GP

W

L

PTS

McMaster

10

10

0

20

Queen's

10

8

2

16

Western

10

7

3

14

Waterloo

10

6

4

12

Guelph

10

5

5

10

Laurier

10

5

5

10

Ryerson

10

4

6

8

Toronto

10

4

6

8

Windsor

10

4

6

8

York

10

2

8

4

RMC

10

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Basketball

East

Team

GP

W

L

PTS

Carleton

9

6

3

12

Ottawa

9

5

4

10

Laurentian

10

5

5

10

Toronto

10

5

5

10

Ryerson

10

4

6

8

Queen's

9

3

6

6

York

10

1

9

2

RMC

9

0

9

0

 

Men’s Basketball

East

Team

GP

W

L

PTS

Carleton

8

7

1

14

Ottawa

8

7

1

14

Toronto

9

6

3

12

Ryerson

9

5

4

10

Queen's

8

3

5

6

York

9

3

6

6

Laurentian

9

1

8

2

RMC

8

0

8

0

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For more news on what’s going on in the OUA check out http://oua.ca/news/

 

UPCOMING GAMES in the New Year

Support the Red and White!

Men's Basketball

Sun - Tue 

28/12/08 - 30/12/08 

 

UQAM Invitational

Montréal 

Tournament 

Women's Volleyball

Sun - Sun 

28/12/08 - 04/01/09 

 

 

Cherry Point, NC 

Tournament 

Taekwondo

Sat  

03/01/09  

 

CISM Training Camp

 

CISM 

Hockey

Sun  

04/01/09  

1700 hrs  

Queen's  

at

RMC

Constantine Arena

Exhibition