The Carabins find their way back to victory

The Carabins find their way back to victory


The Carabins offense finally returned to the end zone and the University of Montreal club ended its losing streak by winning 24 to 9 against the McGill Redbirds, Saturday, at Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard. 

Les Bleus had not been able to register a single major in their last two outings, losses against the Rouge et Or from Laval University and the Vert & Gold from the University of Sherbrooke. 

The Carabins (6-2) remedied this situation in their second offensive streak of this last game of the regular season. Via a quarterback sneak, William Legault successfully completed a 67-yard push.

That touchdown, however, was followed by tough times for head coach Marco Iadeluca's offense. Quarterback Jonathan Sénécal threw two interceptions, including one returned in the paying zone by Benjamin Labrosse, in two of the three following sequences.

The pivot redeemed himself before the end of the first half by finding Legault on 22 yards to give priority to his own. It was Sénécal's first touchdown pass since the first quarter against the Concordia Stingers on Oct. 8. The number 12 of the University of Montreal did it again in the fourth quarter, joining his efforts with those of Simon Riopel

The defense in control

On the other side of the ball, the Carabins defensive unit gave the Redbirds offense no points (1-7) for the second time in as many games this season.

L he unit led by Éloa Latendresse-Regimbald approached the paying zone twice, but opposing players made interceptions to put an end to the threat. Linebackers Harold Miessan and Mohamed Elshal were responsible for the theft.

In addition, this game marked the return to play of Carabins wide receiver Hassane Dosso. The latter was playing his first match in 2022, he who injured his shoulder during training camp. The talented Frenchman saw little demand in the first three quarters, but saw the ball several times in the final 15 minutes. He ended his encounter with six catches for 49 yards.

The Carabins will be back on their land next Saturday, as part of one of the semi-finals of the Quebec university circuit. The Green & Or will be visiting for the occasion.