By Babonka Brais
AAA Women’s Soccer
The AAA women’s soccer team were able to beat John Abbott in the provincial semi-finals by a score of 2-1 on penalty kicks. Sadly though the Blues fell short against rival and second place team, François-Xavier Garneau. Dawson lost 5-1 in the finals. Alexandria Hoyte finshed the season with a team leading six goals.
AA Men’s Basketball
The AA Men won their first basketball game of the season against Nouvelles Frontières, 74-48, last Sunday. “We played very well, we finally played as a team and closed a team out,” Jonathan Goyette, veteran shooting guard, said. But before achieving their victory, they lost their game against Rosemont on Oct. 28. “We were not taking care of our assignments on defense which is why we lost on Thursday hopefully we will continue to play as a team for the rest of the season and keep winning,” Goyette continued. Even though they were down 20 points, they fought back but were still defeated, 78-81. “In the game against Rosemont, we made some crucial stretches, many lessons were learned. In a way I’m glad we lost so early on in the season,” Shawn Alleyne, head coach explained, “I am pleased that in such a small amount of time they understood why we lost which is why we won the next game. Very proud we were able to recognize the problem, I am very pleased with the effort.” Their next game is against Brebeuf tomorrow at 7 p.m at College Jean-de Brebeuf.
A Men’s Basketball
Two out of three games have been won so far by the Blues, A Men. They won their second game on Oct. 29 against Valleyfield, 46-61. However, they were defeated by Trois Riveres last Sunday, 49-52.
AAA Women’s Basketball
The AAA Women conquered Trois Rivieres on Oct. 29, beating them by over 30 points, the final score was, 71-38.
The Dawson A Men Rugby team was defeated by John Abbot last Sunday, ranking them in second. Throughout this season, the Blues had five victories and two losses giving them an overall of ten points.
Finishing in first place, the A Women’s Rugby team won against John Abbott, 0-23. “It was a tough game with the mud and all, playing Abbott has always been. It was our last regular season game and we came out on top,” Aly Henstridge, Second Row, third year veteran explained. The Blues have won all their games this season; they were the only team undefeated. “We still have work to do because we want to be even stronger during playoffs, and if we do face Abbott again, we want to come out stronger than [last Sunday].”