Secret weapon Fowo unveiled as soccer squad snaps futility streak against Carabins

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Clovis Fowo

Clovis Fowo

MONTREAL — Midfielder Clovis Fowo, a 19-year-old mechanical engineering sophomore from Paris, France, scored twice in his first career start, as McGill stunned the No.7-ranked Universite de Montreal Carabins 2-1 in men’s university soccer at Stade CEPSUM, Sunday.

It was Montreal’s first loss of the season and snapped McGill’s 0-5-2 winless streak against the Carabins. It also marked McGill’s first ever regular-season victory in 14 lifetime attempts on Carabins territory as they improved to 5-18-9 overall against their bitter rivals since UdeM joined the Quebec conference in 2001. Three of McGill’s five victories have occurred during post-season play, including a 2-0 decision in the 2009 semifinal and identical 1-0 victories in the 2007 semifinal and in the 2002 league championship contest. The previous lone Redmen conquest in regular season play was a 3-1 decision at Molson Stadium, Sept. 25, 2011.

Reserve goalkeeper Thomas Daechsel, a junior from Kingston, Ont., who turned aside four of five shots for the win, was one of nine surprise starters made by McGill head coach Marc Mounicot in the aftermath of Friday’s disappointing 4-2 loss at Laval.

“What we are trying to achieve this year is to return to the winning attitude that we haven’t had for a few years and (the players on this new-look lineup) played a solid game with a lot of guts. It showed me that we are a cohesive group,” said Mounicot. “We made the changes so we could compete with the physicality of the Carabins. And sometimes when you do that, you get an unexpected hero and we had that today with Clovis Fowo and he scored two beautiful goals. It was a tough physical game out on that field today and I have to congratulate our young guys for stepping up. It was very pleasing to see the way we played.”

On the first goal, Fowis converted a crossing pass from midfielder Marc Palaci-Olgun, finding the net with a nice volley inside the far left post. The second goal came on a shot in the top corner from 30 yards out, off a little flick-pass from Alexander King, who had subbed in at the 55-minute mark.

“Clovis is coming back from a groin injury and was really surprised when I told him the day before that he would be starting. He’s a team player, very well-liked by his teammates. I don’t think that I’ve seen one of our players so excited to celebrate scoring a goal the way he did.”

McGill now sits third in the seven-team RSEQ conference with a 3-2-0 record behind division-leading Laval (3-0-3) and second-place Montreal (3-1-1). The Redmen will host UQTR (0-3-2) on Friday (Sept. 29) at Molson Stadium.

SOURCE:
Earl Zukerman
McGill Sports Info Office
514-398-7012

McGILL STARTING LINEUP:
G: Thomas Daechsel
D: Henri Ashe-Taylor
D: Stefano Carter
D: Adam Dijkerman-Mounji
D: James Allester
M: Marc Palaci-Olgun
M: Thomas Bissett
M: Clovis Fowo
M: Mohamed Kleit
F: Conor O’Loughlin
F: Antoine Chauvel

SUBSTITUTIONS
55:00 Alexander King (for Chauvel)
65:00 Alexandre Desantis (for O’Loughlin)
75:00 Henri Ashe-Taylor (for Kleit)
80:00 Julien Marlatt (for Palaci-Olgun)

Pos RSEQ STANDINGS GP W L T GF GA /- PTS
1 Laval 6 3 0 3 17 8 9 12
2 Montréal 5 3 1 1 12 7 5 10
3 McGill 5 3 2 0 8 8 0 9
4 UQAM 5 2 1 2 10 9 1 8
5 Sherbrooke 5 1 3 1 1 8 -7 4
6 Concordia 5 0 2 3 3 5 -2 3
7 UQTR 5 0 3 2 0 6 -6 2
McGill Dress Roster # NU G A PTS Y1 Y2 R MVP
Allester, James 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bissett, Thomas 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carter, Stefano 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chauvel, Antoine 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daechsel, Thomas 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
De santis, Alexandre 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Di ioia, Massimo 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dijkerman-mounji, Adam 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fowo, Clovis 20 2 0 2 0 0 0 1
Fusarini, Patrick 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
King, Alexander 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Kleit, Mohamed 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leblond, Max 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marlatt, Julien 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O’loughlin, Conor 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Palaci-olgun, Marc 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor, James 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
McGill Goalie # W L T SHO Mins. GA Saves GAA
Daechsel, Thomas 27 1 0 0 0 90 1 4 1.00
Montreal Dress Roster # NU Buts Passes PTS CJ 2CJ CR MVP
Ambrosini, Victor 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Azzouz, Fayçal 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Baillargeon, Louis 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bilali-ibaku, Marcellin 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dufort, Samuel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haddad, Alexandre 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Herrera, Eduardo 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Herrera, Fernando 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Hyacinthe, Michelot 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Ilcu, Mircea 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Laurey, Maxime 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Noël, Antoine 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perret, Vincent 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Simard, Louis-philippe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sissoko, Adama 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Torrent, Alan 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Vanderberghe, François 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montreal Goalie # PG PP PN BL Min. joués BC Arrêts Moyenne
Dufort, Samuel 1 0 1 0 0 90 2 3 2.00

SoccerMeter for iPad Game Data

McGill Redmen Game Total Montreal Carabins
2 Goals 1
5 Shots On Goal 5
9 Missed Shot Attempts 5
36 % Shot Attempts On Goal 50
40 % Shot Attempts Scored 20
48:43 Time of Possession 41:17
54% Time of Possession % 46%
409 First Touches 345
9.8 Average Time of a Possession (sec) 8.5
239 Passes 176
58% Pass Completion % 51%
38 Number of Pass Strings 22
4.3 Average Pass String Length 4.0
8 Longest Pass String 8
2 Corner Kicks 5
11 Fouls Committed 28
4 Goalkeeper Saves 3
80 Goalkeeper Save % 60

Scoring Summary

McGill Redmen 2 Montreal Carabins 1
5′ 20 (1 pass buildup)
57′ 20 (0 pass buildup)
67′ 11 (1 pass buildup)

Cards

McGill Redmen Montreal Carabins
70′ 10 (Yellow) 51′ Universite De Montreal Carabins (Yellow)
51′ 17 (Yellow)
51′ Universite De Montreal Carabins (Yellow)
76′ 19 (Yellow)
McGill Redmen 1st Half Montreal Carabins
1 Goals 0
1 Shots On Goal 2
8 Missed Shot Attempts 1
11 % Shot Attempts On Goal 67
11 % Shot Attempts Scored 0
13:56 Time of Possession 10:05
58% Time of Possession % 42%
188 First Touches 139
12.9 Average Time of a Possession (sec) 9.5
124 Passes 75
66% Pass Completion % 54%
23 Number of Pass Strings 10
4.4 Average Pass String Length 4.7
8 Longest Pass String 8
2 Corner Kicks 2
3 Fouls Committed 13
2 Goalkeeper Saves 0
100 Goalkeeper Save % 0
McGill Redmen 2nd Half Montreal Carabins
1 Goals 1
3 Shots On Goal 3
2 Missed Shot Attempts 4
60 % Shot Attempts On Goal 43
20 % Shot Attempts Scored 14
14:06 Time of Possession 13:44
51% Time of Possession % 49%
221 First Touches 206
8.0 Average Time of a Possession (sec) 7.9
115 Passes 101
52% Pass Completion % 49%
15 Number of Pass Strings 12
4.1 Average Pass String Length 3.4
6 Longest Pass String 5
0 Corner Kicks 3
8 Fouls Committed 15
2 Goalkeeper Saves 2
67 Goalkeeper Save % 67

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