Weekend Recap & Athletes of the Week

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WOMEN’S HOCKEY

GAME 1: SAULT COUGARS vs CHICAGO LOYOLA RAMBLERS

CHICAGO, Ill – The Sault College Women’s ACHA Division II hockey team rolled into Chicago this weekend looking to improve on their 2-3 record in the Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association league play.

The Cougars dominated Loyola University in game one with a 9-1 win that saw seven different goal scorers. Rachel Barban and Mispon Martin both scored twice while Jaedyn Orr, Kaitlyn Lambert-Mousseau, Myla Angus, Julia Bellrose, and Mackenzie Monico knotted one each. The Cougars were able to plaster 45 shots on goal against the Ramblers in Chicago. Jenny King would back stop the Cougars in the game one win facing 23 shots and turning away 22.

Cougars Scoring: Rachel Barban (2G 1A), Myla Angus (1G 2A), Mispon Martin (2G), Hannah Leask (2A), Jaedyn Orr (1G 1A), Mackenzie Monico (1G), Kaitlyn Lambert-Mousseau (1G), Julia Bellrose (1G), Chelsea Dokis (1A).

 

GAME 2: SAULT COUGARS vs CHICAGO LOYOLA RAMBLERS

CHICAGO, Ill – Game two was much more of a physical affair with Loyola looking to respond to their earlier defeat. Chicago would get out to the first lead, answered quickly by the Cougar’s Mispon Martin ending the 1st at 1-1. Martin would strike again in the 3rd to take the lead before Chicago would tie it up before the end of the period.

The game ended tied at two after regulation and required overtime to settle the affair. The Cougar’s Mispon Martin broke through yet again, scoring the overtime winner and netting a hat trick for herself in the game. Martin’s OT goal capped off a good weekend and sent the Cougars home with a 2-win road trip. Janelle Manitowabi was in net for the Cougars win and faced 28 shots.

The weekend sweep moves the Cougars to a 4-3 record in CCWHA league play.

Cougars Scoring: Mispon Martin (3G), Erin Gillespie (1A), Mackenzie Monico (1A), Ashleigh Wiwchar (1A), Mackenzie Nadeau (1A), Rachel Barban (1A).

MEN’S BASKETBALL

GAME 1: SAULT COUGARS vs FANSHAWE FALCONS

SAULT STE. MARIE – The Cougars would find themselves in yet another close game to start off the weekend, this time against the Fanshawe Falcons. The start of the game had the two teams trade baskets including a 3 by Valentine Okeke and 10 seconds later a 3 by the Falcon’s Marco Maletic. The Cougars would hit two more 3’s in the next couple minutes, one from Jaylyne Moore-Tucker and another from Okeke which would help the Cougars end the quarter with an 18-13 lead.

In the second quarter the Falcons were powered by 4-5 shooting from 3 including two from Maletic, while Kevon Clarke carried the offensive load for the Cougars scoring 6 points while Mahier Mohamed hit a 3 and was effective moving the ball around for the Cougars. Fanshawe would end up outscoring the Sault 18-11 in the 2nd to take a 31-29 lead into the half.

The 3rd quarter was dead even with each team scoring 22 to keep the game within 2 points. Simon Wal stepped up for the Cougars in the 3rd with 11 points and Stephen Miller added 6 points and 2 steals that each led to buckets at the other end of the floor.

The final frame had Moore-Tucker contribute 6 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals to try and change the tide of the game. Unfortunately for the Cougars foul trouble would hurt them as they sent Fanshawe to the line for 16 free throws including Alfred Johnson to the line for 12 in the 4th, 7 of which he made to end up costing the Cougars an 82-69 loss.

Cougars Scoring: Simon Wal (13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists), Kevon Clarke (12 points, 11 rebounds), Mahier Mohamed (11 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists).

 

GAME 2: SAULT COUGARS vs FANSHAWE FALCONS

SAULT STE. MARIE – After a close game the night before both teams got off to a bit of a slow start in game two with the first points not being scored until 3 minutes into the game from a Fanshawe 3 point shot. The Falcons then took advantage and got out to an 11-point lead before the Cougars started to pick up the pace including 3 steals to try and get back into the game. The lead at the end of the 1st would sit at 16-8 Falcons.

The Cougars woke up in the 2nd and outscored the Falcons in the frame thanks in part to a full 10 minutes from Kevon Clarke and Brian Senecal. Both men were all over the court with Clarke going off for 8 points adding 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a block to go with it. Senecal played to his strong suit and knocked down two 3’s and came up with a steal and 2 assists to go along with his strong 2nd quarter play. The Cougars got back into the game with the score being 32-27 Falcons at half.

The Cougars tried to keep pace in the second half with Valentine Okeke driving the play in the third with a couple of steals and a deep 3 pointer. Jaylyne Moore-Tucker came up big in the 4th quarter for the second game in a row leading the team with 7 points and Anthony Hall came off the bench to add 6 points on two 3’s of his own. The Falcons duo of Maletic and Johnson proved to be too much in the second half though, and would combine for 22 points in the second half to send the Cougars to another hard fought, close loss 74-59.

Cougars Scoring: Kevon Clarke (10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block), Brian Senecal (10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists), Jaylyne Moore-Tucker (9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals).

Up Next: The Cougars play host to the Humber Hawks at the Sault College Health & Wellness Centre on Saturday November 30th @6:00pm and Sunday December 1st @ 2:00pm.

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

GAME 1: SAULT COUGARS vs FANSHAWE FALCONS

SAULT STE. MARIE – Coming off a tough opponent last weekend in St. Clair, the Cougars got no break this past weekend as they welcomed the division leading 8-1 Fanshawe Falcons. The Cougars were the ones to draw first blood as Emma Filion knocked down a 3 right off the start of the game. Fanshawe would then give the Sault a glimpse as to why they are up top of the division as they went on a 15 point run. Filion would score on a jump shot to end the quarter with a score of 15-5. Despite being down by 10 after the 1st, the Cougars did a good job on the defensive end with all five starters pulling down at least 2 rebounds each.

The 2nd quarter had the Cougars continue to test their 3-point ability with Filion again knocking down a long range shot and Andrea Gorman adding a 3 of her own. The Cougars continued to match Fanshawe in the rebound category but the starting five for Fanshawe showed up big for the second consecutive quarter shooting a combined 8-10 (80%) from the field. The Cougars would go into the half down 38-17.

Cassidy Sabourin led the Cougars 3rd quarter scoring with 6 points and Skylar Toms led the 4th with 4 points but Fanshawe continued to knock down their shots in the second half and would walk away with the 77-38 win.

Cougars Scoring: Cassidy Sabourin (9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block), Emma Filion (8 points, 3 rebounds), Skylar Toms (6 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals).

 

GAME 2: SAULT COUGARS vs FANSHAWE FALCONS

SAULT STE. MARIE – Game two for the Cougars would start off much differently for both teams as the Cougars and Falcons would start the game a combined 0-13 with each preventing the other from getting any offensive traction. The one similarity to game one was that again, the Cougars would draw first blood with a layup from Skylar Toms. After Fanshawe hit a 3 after the score by Toms, coach Gary Cormier would call a time out for the Cougars after which Clara Yanchuk answered with a 3 point shot of her own to take the lead back in the ladder half of the 1st quarter. Fanshawe could then score 8 points in the last 2 minutes of the quarter to take the 18-5 lead.

The Falcons would go on a 22 point run to start the 2nd quarter and never look back as Fanshawe guard Chuot Angou would drive their offensive for the remained of the game finishing with 20 points.  The Cougars would go on to hit a couple of of 3’s (Yanchuk and Gorman) but could not contain the division leading Falcons, and Fanshawe would finish with the final score 78-18.

Cougars Scoring: Clara Yanchuk (6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal), Cassidy Sabourin (4 points, 15 rebounds, 1 block), Andrea Gorman (3 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist).

Up Next: The Cougars play host to the Humber Hawks at the Sault College Health & Wellness Centre on Saturday November 30th @ 4:00pm and Sunday December 1st @ 12:00pm.

MEN’S CURLING

GANANOQUE – The Men’s curling team had their first action of the season over the weekend traveling to Gananoque for a tournament. The competition was strong, 2019 World Junior Champion Matt Hall won the tournament. The Cougars competed very well for having a new front end and made it to the quarter finals.

 

Results:

Game 1: Servant vs MacDonald (6-4) W

Game 2: Servant vs Lawton (2-7) L

Game 3: Servant vs Lang (6-4) W

Quarterfinals: Servant vs Michaud (7-3) L

 

MEN’S CRICKET

MATCH 1: COUGARS vs STORMERS

Cougars :- Runs 142/5 wickets

18 overs.

Stormers:- Runs 111/11 wickets (all out)

17 overs.

 

 

Athletes of the Week:

Nick Servant (Men’s Curling): Nick helped the Curling team this weekend in their first tournament of the season serving as the skip. Nick led the College to the quarterfinals of the Gananoque Tournament.

 

Rachel Barban (Women’s Hockey): Rachel had 4 points in 2 games this weekend helped the Cougars defeat Chicago Loyola 9-1 in game 1 and 3-2 in OT in game 2.