Football Mounties lose season opener & Lacrosse Mounties score in nine seconds.
Football Mounties lose season opener
The Mounties took the field for their season opener against the Saint Francis Xavier (St. FX) X-Men. From the start the X-Men had control of the match.
The scoring began with ten minutes remaining in the first quarter as X kicker Jeremy Ford made it 3-0 on a 28-yard field goal. The X-Men would add a touchdown on a pass by quarterback Clay Masikewich that was caught by Devon Bailey.
In the second quarter, Mount Allison fought back with a field goal by the versatile Donovan Saunders, and a rushing touchdown by quarterback Brandon Leyh. The X-Men added ten more points in the second half to win 31-10.
X-Man Clay Masikewich led the game in passing with 323 yards, Mounties running back Jordan Botel had 169 yards on the ground.
The Mounties Homecoming game is Saturday September 14th against the McGill Redmen. Former Mountie and CFL Hall of Fame member Eric Lapointe will have his number retired before kickoff.
Mounties score in nine seconds
It was a great start to the Mount Allison Lacrosse team’s season against the Saint Mary’s University Huskies, as Captain Ali Rehman won the face off and went down to score in only nine seconds. Despite an early two-goal lead, the Mounties trailed most of the game and eventually fell by a score of 20-10.
Defensive Captain Tyrell Giffin said “it was a tough game, we have some new players that really stepped up and we learned a lot as a team that can help us moving forward to our game next week.”
Overall, it was a positive game for the Mounties, as they only trailed by four goals at the start of the fourth quarter and played well throughout the game. You can catch the Mounties at home next week as they take on the Acadia University Laxmen on Saturday, September 14th at 11 am on Landsdowne Field.