Tigers Weekend Recap (November 15‑17)

- November 18, 2013

Both swim teams came out on top at the Dalhousie Swimming Invitational this weekend at the Dalplex.
Both swim teams came out on top at the Dalhousie Swimming Invitational this weekend at the Dalplex.

This past weekend was one for the record books for both the men’s and women’s swim teams who have already broken provincial and AUS records early in the season. It was also a successful weekend for the women’s volleyball team and Dal's hockey and basketball teams.  

Women's Volleyball

On Friday evening, the Tigers hosted the Université de Moncton at the Dalplex. From the first set, Dalhousie led the way, quickly gaining a five point lead over Moncton. A kill by Tara Gowan gave Dal the first set 25-17. Though the second set started off with points going back and forth between the teams, the Tigers were able to repeat their performance in the second set. A couple key shots set up by Abby Czenze gave Dal the lead which they held until the end, taking their second set 25-17. Moncton rallied back in the third, making the Tigers work for the win but they succeeded, taking the set 26-24 and winning the match. Marlee Powers led the way offensively with nine kills. Defensively, Desiree Nouwen had ten digs.

The following evening, the Tigers hosted the University of New Brunswick and kept their winning streak alive. The first started off with points going back and forth but the Tigers were able to break away at the 15 point mark, taking thing the set 25-20. In the second set, multiple service aces from Gowan and Powers put the Tigers on track to take the set quickly with a score of 25-13. In the final set, the Tigers continued their impressive ball handling, taking the set 25-18 and winning their second match of the weekend. Offensively, Maggie Li had 12 kills while Nouwen had 11. Defensively, Anna Dunn had 13 digs.

The Tigers will participate in the AUS-RSEQ interlock event this coming weekend hosted by Laval.

Men’s Volleyball

The Tigers hosted the University of New Brunswick this past weekend for two matches. On Friday evening, the Tigers won a nail-biting match against the Varsity Reds. The Varsity Reds were able to take the first set but Dal rallied back, taking the next two sets 25-22 and 25-21. The Varsity Reds stepped up their game and took the fourth set 25-18, forcing a fifth and final set. Dal was able to break away halfway through the set and a kill by Kristen O'Brien sealed the match for the Tigers, giving them the win.

The following evening, the Tigers had a rematch against the Varsity Reds. The Tigers were unable to keep up with the Varsity Reds and fell in three consecutive sets (25-21, 25-19, 25-23). Leading the Tigers were starters Kristen O’Brien and Connor Maessen each with nine kills. Bryan Duquette led the team defensively with 11 digs.

The men’s team will also be participating in the AUS-RSEQ interlock event this coming weekend hosted by Laval.

Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball team also had a successful weekend, playing host to Acadia University. The team came away with a 65-49 win over the Axewomen on Saturday night. After the first quarter, the Tigers were up 15-7 and continued to expand their lead throughout the rest of the game. Guard Courtney Thompson had 20 points in 30 minutes of play while fellow Tiger Tessa Stammberger added another 15 points.

The Tigers will travel to UPEI next Friday for their next game against the Panthers.

Men’s Basketball

On Saturday night, the Tigers hosted the Acadia Axemen. The Tigers led the game after the first quarter when they were up 19-11 thanks to a buzzer beater three by Kashrell Lawrence. In the second quarter, Reid and John Traboulsi were crucial in sinking free throws to maintain Dal’s lead. Devon Stedman added 14 points in the second half, and the Tigers came away with a 84-58 win.

The Tigers will travel to UPEI next Friday for their next game against the Panthers.

Men’s Hockey

The men’s hockey team travelled to New Brunswick to play the Université de Moncton on Friday night. The Tigers had a hard game, falling to the Aigles Bleus, who currently sit in the middle of the pack. The Aigles Bleus scored halfway through the first period, forcing the Tigers to try and turn the game around. Moncton continued to outshoot Dal, 44-18, and added three goals in each of the following periods. The Aigles Bleus took the game 7-0.

The following evening, the team travelled to Fredericton to play the University of New Brunswick. The Tigers had a much closer game against the current first place team. UNB started off strong, scoring three goals in the first period. Early in the second, they added a fourth that would end up being the game-winning goal. Chris Ivanko put Dal on the board with a power play goal on a shot set up by Brett Theberge and Fabian Walsh. Before the period was over, Theberge added a goal of his own. Early in the third period, Ivanko scored his second goal of the game, closing UNB’s lead to just one goal. The Tigers were unable to tie it up before the buzzer blew, losing the game 4-3.

The Tigers will host Saint Mary’s on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Women’s Hockey

The Tigers were on the road this weekend, first travelling to Charlottetown to play UPEI on Friday night. Early in the first period, the Panthers were able to tip one in past goalie Jeanne Morin with just over two minutes on the clock. The Tigers were forced to play catch up for the rest of the game. Though the teams had equal shots on net (25-25) throughout the game, The Tigers couldn’t manage to find the back of the net. The Panthers added a second goal in the last seconds of the game when Jessie-Anne Howard scored on an empty net. UPEI, who sits just above Dal in the current standings, took the game 2-0.

The following afternoon, the Tigers had better luck when they played the Université de Moncton, winning the game 4-2. Two minutes into the first period, Fielding Montgomery scored a shorthanded goal to give Dal the lead. Moncton responded by scoring two goals before the period was over. In the second period Elizabeth MacArthur tied things up off a pass from Sarah MacNeil. At the end of the period, Megan O'Neill scored what would be the game-winning goal, reestablishing Dal’s lead. Five minutes into the final period, Sarah Robichaud added another goal for the Tigers on a power play.

The Tigers came away with their third win of the season and will host Saint Mary’s on Friday at 7 p.m.


Dalhousie hosted an AUS Invitational swim meet this past weekend. The Tigers won 30 of 36 events, set six new Dal and four new AUS records and posted 17 CIS-qualifying times.

Starting off the women’s events, Rachel Shin placed first in the 200m butterfly, bettering her preliminary time from earlier that day. In the 50m breaststroke, Paige Crowell took the top spot followed by Keishia Mills in second. In the women’s 100m freestyle, Molly Wedge finished first with a time of 55.92, breaking the AUS and Nova Scotia record. Ceilidh MacPherson finished second. Shin took her second event placing first in the women’s 200m IM. In the100m backstroke, Meagan Bernier finished first.

In the women’s 200m breaststroke, Crowell surprised the crowd by coming from behind and taking the top spot. Cara McCallum, who led most of the way, came second. Crowell beat Mills, the former AUS record holder in the event who came third. In the women’s 400m freestyle, Meagan Bernier shaved nearly four seconds off her preliminary time to take the top spot. Katie Webster and Ceilidh MacPherson came second and third. The Tigers claimed victory in the women’s 400m medley relay. The Tigers continued to sweep the events the following day, when Katie Webster came first in the 800m freestyle. Meagan Bernier came second and Paige Robillard came third. In the 100m butterfly, Shin touched the wall first. Paige Crowell came first in the women’s 100m breaststroke. Mills and Cara McCallum followed in second and third. In the 200m backstroke, Ceilidh MacPherson finished first. In the 50m freestyle, Tiger Molly Wedge touched the wall first. In the 400m IM, Rachel Shin was first to touch the wall, a full 20 seconds ahead of second place. The Tigers had another sweep in the 200m freestyle. Molly Wedge took first, Ceilidh MacPherson took second and Katie Webster took third. In the women’s 400m freestyle relay, Dalhousie’s A team took the top spot.

In the men’s 200m butterfly, David Sharpe finished first in 1:56.69, beating the AUS and Nova Scotia record. Tony Liew finished first in the 50m breaststroke. Joe Ur took the top spot in the 100m freestyle. In the 200m IM, Sharpe took the top spot in his second event of Saturday’s finals. Dal’s Ur took his second event of the meet, finishing first in the 50m butterfly. In the 400m freestyle, Kyle Watson took his first event of the finals. The Tigers also took the top spot in the men’s 400m medley relay.

In the1500m freestyle, Watson took the top spot. Sharpe finished first in the 200m backstroke. In the 50m freestyle, Ur came first, followed closely but fellow, Nigel Champion. James Profit had his first win of the meet, touching first in the 400m IM. In the 50m backstroke, Ur had his second win on Sunday, touching first. Watson also had his second win on Sunday, touching first in the 200m freestyle. In the last event of the meet, the Tigers took the top spot in the men’s 400m freestyle relay.

After 36 events, Dalhousie came out on top with 625.5 points, followed by Acadia with 224.5 points and UNB in third with 216 points.     

Swimming CIS qualifying times were Molly Wedge (100m free, 400m free), Ceilidh MacPherson (100m free, 400m free), Meagan Bernier (400m free), Paige Crowell (50m and 200m breaststroke), Keishia Mills (50m and 200m breaststroke), Cara McCullum (200m breaststroke), Paige Robillard (400m free), Katie Webster (200m and 400m fly), Rachel Shin (200m fly and 200M IM) and Alison Grant (400m free). For the men’s team: David Sharpe (200m fly, 200m IM), Joe Ur (50m and 100m fly), Tony Liew (50m breaststroke), Nik Taylor (200m breaststroke), Kyle Watson (400m free) and James Profit (200m fly).  


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