CIS pre-season: #CFC100 has big first college game in Carabins victory over Gee-Gees

University of Montreal Carabins continued their winning ways in the first game of the 2015 season with a 36-3 win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees Sunday afternoon in front of 3463 spectators Sunday.
This preseason game served as an audition for newcomers and several recruits. #CFC100 (top 10) rookie receiver Louis-Mathieu Normandin  completed the game with 133 yards on seven receptions.
“There was some rust at first, but it was a good performance. Our youth and veterans were comfortable in the field,” said head coach Danny Maciocia. “The beauty is that everyone was able to play and contribute to this win and it’s really satisfying. We are now going from here to continue our preparation. We still have much work.”
The first touchdown Carabins was scored by William Paquet, a transfer of Sherbrooke Vert & Or. He scored a major on an eight-yard reception early in the game. Kicker Louis-Philippe Simoneau followed up with 23 yard field goal. The Gee-Gees followed that with 31-yard Lewis Ward field goal to wrap up scoring in the first quarter.
In the second, Simoneau added another field goal this from only 11 yards out. Then, the defense stepped up with an interception from rookie François Hamel. RB Gabriel Parent (2015 #CFC100 ) another newcomer, scored  a touchdown on a two-yard run. The Carabins led 20-3 at halftime.
Quarterback Gabriel Cousineau completed 16 of 21 passes for 213 yards before being removed from the game at halftime. “It felt good to get back on the field. From the first training, I knew we would have a good season,” said Cousineau. “The offensive line has done very well and I had a long time to throw. Receivers also won their battles and it made me easy for me.”
In the fourth quarter, quarterback Hugo Henderson (2014 #CFC100 ) led his unit to success. He completed a a 57-yard drive with a TD on a QB sneak. Moments later, running back Asnel Robo ran 12 yards for a touchdown in his first game with the Carabins. The latter finished tops in rushing yards with 64 yards on six carries.
The kicker Félix Ménard-Brière added two singles on punts in the second half.
On the other side, the defense was stout all day. The Carabins outgained their opponents, 533 yards to 196, and led 28 to 11 first downs. Nicolas Easterbrook was the leader in tackles with a total of four.
The Carabins will play the first game of the regular season Saturday, September 5 at 7pm at Laval Rouge et Or. They will return for their home opener at CEPSUM Friday, September 11 at 7pm versus McGill.

With files from Montreal sports information

Crédit photo : James Hajjar

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