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September 21, 2023 | Football

Winning weekend at Loyola - Sept. 16-17

On a busy weekend at Concordia Stadium, football, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s rugby came away with wins.

On Saturday, Concordia football kicked off the weekend with a 42-24 win in the 35th edition of the Shrine Bowl versus McGill. 

The Stingers jumped out to an early 17-0 lead after the first quarter, thanks to two touchdown passes by quarterback Olivier Roy to fourth year slot back Tristan Mancini and third year running back Martin Blais. The Redbirds fought back, cutting the lead to 17-14, but Roy hooked up with third year receiver Matthieu Robitaille on a 21-yard touchdown at the end of the half. 

The Stingers extended their lead in the second half with touchdowns by first year quarterback Xavier Tremblay and third year running back Franck Tchembe. Roy finished the game with 330 passing yards and three touchdowns. Tchembe lead the ground attack with 76 yards on 11 carries.Stingers football host Laval on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. for our Homecoming game.

Next up was women’s soccer, who beat Bishop’s 2-1 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Second year forward Shyna Fung opened up the scoring on a free kick from 25 yards out. Bishop’s tied the game 1-1 midway through the first half, but fourth year forward Sara Carrière scored the game winner from the penalty spot just moments later. Shyna Fung was named MVP of the game.

Women’s soccer host Laval on Friday - Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. - and McGill on Sunday - Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Men’s rugby opened up their home schedule Sunday afternoon as they welcomed the Carleton Ravens. The Stingers dominated from start to finish, beating the Ravens 51-13. Third year centre Arthur Du Chaffaut was named MVP of the match after scoring a try, a penalty kick and 2 conversions for 12 points. Second year fly half Liam Mansfield was all over the field, scoring two tries, one of which on a long run of over 50 yards.

Men’s rugby head to ÉTS on Sunday - Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.

Rounding out the weekend was a Top 10 match up for 7th ranked Stingers women’s rugby and 6th ranked Carleton Ravens. The Stingers opened up the scoring early and often on route to a commanding 45-10 victory. Third year back Madeleine McTavish was named game MVP after scoring two tries. Fourth year back Mahalia Robinson converted 5 kicks for 10 points, while Emma Marshall also scored two tries.

Women’s rugby, currently ranked #5 in the U SPORTS rankings after the weekend, will head to Laval on Sunday - Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. - to take on the #2 ranked Rouge et or.