A return to normal for the Carabins


After a shortened preparation before the game against the Vert & Or of the University of Sherbrooke, last week, the Carabins of the University of Montreal found a schedule a little more conciliatory as of Monday. That’s good, since a few small adjustments were necessary before the next game.

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Joined on Thursday, Carabins head coach Marco Iadeluca was happy with this return to normal after a short week of two games in seven days. Heavy rain had also robbed them of one of their precious training days.

On Saturday, UdeM beat the Greens 24 to 20, not without difficulty. Although disappointed with this unconvincing gain, Iadeluca was certainly not going to complain about it.

“We put so many hours of preparation on and off the field for a football game that when you come out with a victory, you can never be mad. On the other hand, it is certain that there are many aspects where we were not satisfied with our performance, ”he argued.

Iadeluca has thus looked into these adjustments to be made in defense, on special units and in attack. It is also the offensive, affected by a number of wounded which is only growing, which remains the biggest question mark.

The Blues have scored just one offensive touchdown in their last two games.

“We definitely want to do better than that. We’re missing key elements, that’s for sure, but that’s no excuse. We manage to move the ball well in all the matches, we have good pushes, but often, for two games, it stops before the paying zone, ”lamented Iadeluca.

One encounter at a time

The watchword at the Carabins is to approach the days one at a time. The coach knows that the mentality of his offensive group, in particular that of quarterback Jonathan Sénécal, will not suffer.

“We have very good confidence, assured receiver Carl Chabot, author of a major against the University of Sherbrooke. We have a good group of players. It’s not because we had a worse game that it will affect us for the rest of the season.

The Université de Montréal can boast of having relied on an exemplary defense in its first three duels. Defensive back Kaylyn St-Cyr is convinced that his teammates will always be there for each other.

“The performance of the attack does not really affect us, because we know that we cover the rear of the offense, and the offense covers our rear. Right now there are ups and downs, but at the end of the day, everyone can do better,” said the veteran.

For their next game, the Carabins will face the McGill University Redbirds, who have yet to win this season. This Montreal battle will take place Saturday afternoon at Percival-Molson Stadium.


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