Tigers Weekend Recap (Jan 17-19)

Duncan Forbes and Jocelyn Brison - January 20, 2014

Tigers women's and men's swim teams dominate at the Dalhousie Invitational swim meet.
Tigers women's and men's swim teams dominate at the Dalhousie Invitational swim meet.

Women’s Basketball

The Tigers hosted the StFX X-Women on Friday night and took a beating in the fourth quarter after only being down by one point going into the final frame. The Tigers were outscored 26-11 in the final ten minutes and couldn’t keep up with a deep StFX team. Tessa Stammberger had a fantastic game, dropping 19 points and adding 12 rebounds to get the double-double. Courtney Thompson added 16 points and six rebounds, while Robbi Daley went 2-3 from three and had 13 points.

The loss drops the Tigers to fifth in the AUS despite having the third best record. The Tigers take on the Saint Mary’s Huskies on Wednesday at SMU in a tough four-point game.

Men’s Basketball

Yet again, the Tigers go home empty-handed as they lost another last-second game. The Tigers lost 76-72 in overtime to the StFX X-Men in front of a stunned Dalplex crowd. Ritchie Kanza Mata connected on a layup with ten seconds left to tie the teams at 72, but it was the X-Men who came out on top in overtime as the Tigers drop to 2-8 on the season, reducing their chances at making the AUS playoffs.

Simon Marr came up big from beyond the arc late in the fourth quarter and had a game-high 24 points in the loss to go along with seven rebounds. Devon Stedman was active on the glass, grabbing 15 rebounds. Kanza Mata added 15 points of his own.

The Tigers head down the road to face the Saint Mary’s Huskies on Wednesday night at 8:00pm.

 

Women’s Hockey

The Tigers took on the St. Thomas Tommies on Friday night, looking to get their first win in 2014. The Tommies got out to a 2-0 lead in the first two periods, and Lisa MacLean scored early in the third period, but it wasn’t enough as the Tommies went on to win the game. Mati Barrett made 21 out of 23 saves in the loss.

They headed to Charlottetown on Saturday to do battle against the UPEI Panthers. The Tigers got down early in the first period as the Panthers got off to a 3-1 lead. Courtney Sheedy scored early in the third period to cut the deficit to one, but UPEI quickly answered to make it a 4-2 game. Elena Tsitouras scored with seven minutes left, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers lost 4-3.

The Tigers host Saint Mary’s on Tuesday at 7:00pm at Alumni Arena.

Men’s Hockey

It was another tough weekend for the men’s hockey team as they dropped both of their games, putting their 2013-2014 record at 2-17-1.

They were on the road Friday night to take on the Moncton Aigles Bleus. Moncton poured in three goals in the second period, and the Tigers couldn’t bridge the gap. Chris Ivanko notched a goal late in the third period, but the Aigles Bleus answered with two quick goals as they held on for the 5-1 victory.

They found themselves in a familiar position on Saturday, this time down 3-0 against the UNB Varsity Reds in the second period. Brad McConnell added a power play goal late in the second period, but the Varsity Reds added one more goal in the third period to seal the deal, going on to win 4-1. Bobby Nadeau had 38 saves in the loss.

The Tigers will write another chapter in the battle of Halifax on Wednesday when they host the Saint Mary’s on Wednesday night at 7:00pm at the Halifax Forum.

Women’s Volleyball

Maggie Li had 11 kills and 15 points as the Tigers cruised to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-6-25-14) victory in Sydney against the Cape Breton Capers on Friday night. Last week’s Dalhousie G2 Athlete of the Week Katherine Ryan continued her strong play, notching six kills and ten digs in the win.

The win moves the Tigers into a tie with the Saint Mary’s Huskies for first place in the AUS with 16 points. The Tigers will be back on the court on Friday night when they take on the Acadia Axewomen at the Dalplex.

Men’s Volleyball

The Tigers were in Sherbrooke, Quebec this weekend competing in the third AUS-RSEQ interlock event.

They kicked things off on Friday with a matchup against the host Sherbrooke Vert et Or. The Tigers couldn’t get things going early and never recovered losing 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-19) to a strong Sherbrooke squad. Kristen O’Brien had 11 kills and seven digs in the loss to lead the Tigers.

They turned things around on Saturday, winning a crucial five-set victory over the Montreal Carabins 3-2 (24-26, 20-25, 28-26, 25-20, 16-14). They were on the verge of defeat after the Carabins grabbed the first two sets, but they staged a huge comeback in the next three sets, fighting for every point.

O’Brien led the charge again for the Tigers with 21 kills and 8 digs, while Alex Dempsey had 16 kills and 14 digs of his own.

The Tigers faced the Laval Rouge et Or in the final game of the interlock, and came out on top of a tough, back and forth game, winning 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 25-18, 21-25, 15-12). Jonathan Macdonald set up a potent Tigers offense, who had four players with ten or more kills. Bryan Duquette had 14 kils and 17 digs in the win.

The Tigers will finish off their regular season with a two-game set against the UNB Varisty Reds starting on February 1 in Fredericton.

Women’s Swimming

The Tigers ran away with first place at the third AUS Invitational event of the year at the Dalplex, finishing with 352 points.

Molly Wedge, Meagan Bernier and Paige Robillard all posted CIS-qualifying times after finishing 1-2-3 in the 200m freestyle, while Keishia Mills won the 200m backstroke and Rachel Shin won the 100m butterfly on Saturday.

Mills, Wedge and Katie Webster all won their respective events on Sunday, and the team ran away with the competition. Alison Grant and Bernier also posted CIS-qualifying times in the 800m freestyle.

The Tigers will be back in the pool on February 7 for the AUS Championship in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Men’s Swimming

David Sharpe finished first in the 200mbackstroke, posting a CIS-qualifying time in the victory, and Tony Liew grabbed top spot in the 50m breaststroke on the first day of competition at the third AUS invitational event of the year.

Joe Ur finished 0.10 ahead of Sharpe to win the 50m butterfly, and Liew grabbed top spot in the 100m meter breaststroke.

The Tigers dominated all weekend, finishing with 352 points to take the victory. They’ll be back in action on February 7 as the Memorial Sea-Hawks host the AUS Championships.

 

Track and Field

The Tigers track and field teams jumped off to a great start to this year’s season at the 2014 Athletics Nova Scotia Indoor Open at the Canada Games Centre. The women captured nine first place finishes on the track including: Shannay Beals (60m 18-19), Michaela Walker (600m 18-19), Emily Ferguson (1500m 35+), and Ellen Chappel (3000m 35+). Sydney Smith had two first place finishes on the track (60m and 300m 35+) and the women took home first place in both of the relays (4X200m and 4X800m). To top off the success on the track, AUS long jump record holder, Sarah Taplin made her debut in the hurdles, placing first. The Tiger women also captured three first place finishes in field events including Sarah Taplin (long jump 20-34) and two first place finishes by Allison Lerette (long jump and triple jump 35+).

The men’s team continued to pave the path to victory with eight first place finishes. On the track the men had four victories including: Adam Lewis (60m 35+), Isaac Norman (300m 35+), Adam Manuel (1000m 18-19) and Matt McNeil (3000m 35+). The Tigers continued to dominate in the field with another four first place wins accomplished by: Jordan Bruce (triple jump 35+), David Kerr (shot put 35+) and Chas Smith gathering two victories (long jump and triple jump 18-19).

The Tigers hope to continue on their winning streak in February, when they head to McGill this weekend. 


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