Tigers Weekend Recap (October 16‑18)

- October 19, 2015

Women's basketball action from Lawtons Centennial Tournament
Women's basketball action from Lawtons Centennial Tournament


The Dalhousie swim team was absolutely dominant over this past weekend at the Amy Ledger Meet hosted by the University of New Brunswick. The Tigers took home 30 first place finishes in 37 events. Both the men and the women finished in first place in the team rankings.

On the men’s side the Tigers finished first with 343 points, second place Acadia recorded 117 and third place UNB had 91. The women’s team recorded 315.5 points, in second place was UNB with 139 points, and in third place was Acadia with 118.

Event winners include: Lucy MacLeod, Tony Liew (4), Phoebe Lenderyou (4), Tyler Herron (2) , Lise Cinq-Mars (2), Kaetlin Fenton, Gavin Dyke (3), Claire Yurkovich (3), Keenan Teghtsoonian (2), Katie Webster, James Profit and Kyle Watson.

Dalhousie also won the following team events: Men’s and Women’s 400m Medely Relay, Mixed 400m Freestyle Relay.

The Tigers next swim meet comes on Saturday, October 31st at the Jack Scholz Invitational in Wolfville.

Women’s Basketball

The Dalhousie Tigers hosted the Centennial Women’s Basketball Tournament over the weekend at the Dalplex. The Tigers finished up the weekend with a 2-1 record improving to 2-3 over the course of the preseason.

On Friday night the Tigers kicked off the tournament with a 51-48 win over the StFX X-Women. In what was a tightly contested back-and-forth affair the Tigers relied on Tessa Stammberger who had 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal.

The Tigers held a 2-point lead at half and managed to hold StFX off for the rest of the game.

Sophie Gaube was strong on the glass pulling down 7 rebounds in 31 minutes.

Tessa Stammberger was the Tigers most dominant player again on Saturday evening against Nipissing University. Stammberger dropped 18 points in the Tigers 57-47 defeat over Nipissing.

The Tigers held the lead for majority of the game and never really gave Nipissing a chance to mount a comeback. Dalhousie struggled from the field only shooting 37.3% as a team but relied on strong defense holding the Lakers to 34.5%

On Sunday the Tigers suffered their only lose of the weekend to the University of Alberta Golden Bears. The Golden Bears downed the Tigers 72-48,with the Tigers never holding a lead outside the first couple minutes of the game.

The Tigers were dominated on the glass losing the rebound battle 43-28. The Golden Bears capitalized on the Tigers mistakes scoring 20 points on turnovers.

Once again Tessa Stammberger was the teams most dangerous offensive threat dropping 17 points on 6-13 shooting.

Overall it was a successful weekend for the women’s basketball team who recorded their first two wins of the preseason. The team will travel to Laval next weekend for three preseason games.

Women’s Soccer

What a weekend it was for the women’s soccer team, who recorded two huge wins, moving them into a tie for fifth place in the AUS table. The Tigers playoff hopes were dependent on securing points in both matches this weekend, which they were able to accomplish.

On Friday night the women’s soccer team hosted the Saint Mary’s Huskies under the lights. Despite a 30-minute weather delay the game still was completed as planned.

Doriana Homerski scored in the 8th minute on a nice solo effort. The 1-0 Tigers lead would hold for the remainder of the game.

Katie Morgan stopped three shots on her way to her fourth clean sheet of the 2015 campaign.

The Tigers faced the StFX X-Women on Sunday at Wickwire Field and were able to battle to a 2-1 victory off a late goal from Jensen Hudder.

The ladies found themselves down early as Kelsey Ellis scored just four minutes into the game for the X-Women. First year striker, Shea Jeffrey-Novak countered just minutes before the first half came to a close.

The 1-1 tie would last till the 83rd minute, when Jensen Hudder took a through ball from Jeffrey-Novak and chipped StFX keeper Erin Visser.

The late goal was a nice change of pace considering the Tigers have been the victim of multiple late goals throughout the season.

The women’s soccer team is now 4-4-2 and will host 2nd place Cape Breton Sunday, October 25th.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team is continuing to prove that they are among the AUS elite with a tie and win this weekend. The four points recorded this weekend brings the Tigers into a tie for first place with the Cape Breton Capers.

Under the lights on Friday night the Tigers had to settle for a 0-0 draw against the Saint Mary’s Huskies. SMU keeper, Christian Oxner put on a dominant performance stopping all 16 shots sent his way.

The Tigers controlled play for the games entirety outshooting SMU 25-5 but could not solve Oxner.

Sunday was a different story for the Tigers as they found the back of the net with ease against StFX in the 3-1 victory. The boys came out firing scoring 3 goals in the opening 30 minutes.

Zach Shaffelburg notched the first two goals including an incredible top corner shot from outside the box. Freddy Bekkers scored in the 29th minute off a Mark Hagen cross.

The Tigers relied heavily on keeper, Jason Ross in the second half as StFX ramped up the pressure. The X-men did manage to beat Ross in the 85th minute.

The Tiger now improve to 5-2-3 with three games remaining. Next up is Cape Breton who comes to Wickwire Field on Sunday, October 25th.

Men’s Basketball

The men’s basketball team was in Antigonish for the X-Men invitational this weekend for a two game set against the Saint Mary’s Huskies and MSVU. The Tigers were able to come away two wins and now improve to 5-1 in the preseason.

On Friday night the Tigers need overtime to close out the Huskies 102-100. Coach Plato’s offensive was well distributed with five players recording double-digits in points. Dalhousie capitalized on SMU turnovers scoring 26 points off 12 turnovers.

Cedric Sango led the Tigers with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists while shooting 7-9 from the field.

Saturday’s game featured the two winners from Friday night the Dalhousie Tigers and MSVU Mystics. The Tigers cruised past the Mystics downing them 93-66 on the strength of a 29-10 second quarter.

Cedric Sango led the way again offensively for the Tigers recording a team high 17 points and 7 boards.

The team is off to Laval next weekend for three games to close out their preseason. The Tigers regular season kicks off on Friday, November 6th at the Dalplex against UNB.

 Men’s Hockey

The men’s hockey team was on the road for two games this weekend but could not pick up their first win of the season. The Tigers are now 0-3 to start the 2015-2016 campaign.

The Tigers faced off against UPEI Friday night but could not make up an early deficit losing 4-1. The boys found themselves down 2-0 five minutes into the second period but managed to cut the lead to one off a powerplay goal from Fabian Walsh.

The Tigers went into the 2nd intermission trailing 2-1.

UPEI scored two quick goals back to back in the third period putting things out of reach.

On Saturday night the Tigers battled to a 3-2 defeat against the UNB Varsity Reds. The Tigers got on the board first but three-second period goals deflated the Tigers chances.

Andrew Wigginton scored in the first period with Felix Page and Phil Gadoury recording the assists. The Tigers took their first lead of the season into the locker room after 1 period of play.

UNB came out firing in the second period scoring three unanswered goals.

The Tigers kept fighting though as Phil Gadoury scored in the third period cutting the deficit to one, but that is as close as the Tigers would get.

Dalhousie goalie, Corbin Boes stood on his head stopping 37 of the 40 shots he faced good enough for first star of the game.

The Tigers home opener is against Acadia on Wednesday, October 21st at the Halifax Forum.

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team continued their red-hot start to their preseason with three wins at the University of Ottawa. The Tigers finish their preseason undefeated with a 7-0 record.

The Tigers took down the University of Ottawa (3-1), University of Sherbrooke (3-2), and Queen’s University (3-0).

Preseason action is all wrapped up for the women’s volleyball team. The first test of the regular season comes on October 30th against the Acadia Axewomen at the Dalplex.

Cross Country

The cross-country team travelled to Moncton on Saturday for the UdeM Invitational for the final race before the AUS championships. The women grabbed top spot in the team standing while the men place second.

The women’s team was dominant as usual grabbing 7 of the top 10 spots. Collen Wilson placed first with a time of 21:58 followed by Tigers teammate Michelle Ready with a time of 22:43. Rounding out the top 10 was Emily Clarke, Kayte Kowal, Jenna MacDonald, Emily Ferguson and Morgan Hawkes.

On the men’s side of the draw Will Russell was the fastest Tigers runner finishing fifth with a time of 26:29. Nick Wood, Brendan Gemmell and Graeme Wach all placed inside the top 15.

The next race on the schedule for the Tigers is the AUS championships at UNB on October 31st.

Women’s Hockey

AUS women’s hockey got underway this weekend with the Tigers in action twice over the course of the weekend. The ladies were unable to pick up a win on their road trip to New Brunswick losing to St. Thomas and UdeM.

The Tigers were unable to get on the board against the St. Thomas Tommies on Saturday in a 2-0 defeat. Tigers goalie, Mati Barrett stopped 23 of the 25 shots she faced, receiving first star for her efforts.

The second game of the weekend got ugly quick as UdeM scored four unanswered goals in the second period en route to a 6-1 downing of the Tigers.

Marita Alfieri scored the lone Tigers goal of the weekend in the third period on the power play.

The Tigers are on the road again this Wednesday against the Saint Mary’s Huskies.


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