The McGill Martlet rugby team dominated their first preseason game, defeating the defending CIS champion Guelph Gryphons 89-0 on Sunday. The 89-point difference is the largest margin of victory for McGill since a 109-0 victory over Bishop’s last season. Brianna Miller led the way for the Martlets tallying 19 points in the match. Freshman Diana Foster had an impressive showing in her first game, adding 15 points on three tries. This game also proved to be a successful debut for new Head Coach John Lavery, who took over the duties in June. The team followed up their impressive performance on Monday with another overpowering performance, crushing St. Lawrence College 69-0. The Martlets head to Ottawa on Sept. 9 for their official season opener against Carleton.
— Steven Lampert