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Volleyball: McGill eliminated at hands of Vert-et-Or

The goal for the McGill Martlets was straightforward heading into their matchup against the powerhouse no. 3 ranked Montreal Carabins: win the three sets needed to see themselves through to the post-season. Unfortunately, McGill’s Senior Night was not to be the magical send-off for seniors Marie-Christine Lapointe, Daphnée-Maude André-Morin, and Genevieve Plante, as McGill lost… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Curling

1 Curling is widely believed to be one of the oldest team sports. It evolved out of the medieval Scottish pastime of sliding smooth river stones, called “loafies”, on frozen lochs. Early forms of curling were especially popular among weavers, who adapted the rocks they used to weigh down their looms to the game by… Keep Reading

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Sports briefs – Feb. 4

Martlet Hockey On Saturday, the no.1 CIS ranked McGill Martlets thoroughly dominated the Concordia Stingers en route to a 5-1 victory, extending their winning streak against their cross-town rivals to 54 straight victories. Fourth-year industrial relations major Katia Clement-Heydra was instrumental in McGill’s first four goals. Clement-Heydra set up Gabrielle Davidson and Chelsea Saunders for… Keep Reading

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Basketball: Martlets end losing skid at two

6’1” sophomore Mariam Sylla posted 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double this season in just 20 minutes to lead McGill to a 66-43 win over last-place Bishop’s at home on Thursday. Sylla—the reigning CIS Player-of-the-Year—had help conquering the Gaiters as freshman forward Jennifer Silver emerged as a sparkplug with 11 points… Keep Reading

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Sharp axes and cold loggers

For the McGill Woodsmen, the preparations began weeks ago. A tremendous amount of wood has been chopped, stripped, and measured—every piece conforming to its event’s particular specifications. Equipment has been meticulously inspected, ensuring that the saws’ teeth are perfectly straight and the axes are sharp enough to shave with. When the morning of Jan. 25… Keep Reading

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Hockey: Martlets stand up to aggressive Gee-Gees

With nine minutes left in the second period, McGill forward Pamela Psihogios lost her balance with the puck at hand. Undeterred, she passed to an open teammate and then sprung to her feet to support her fellow Martlets as the aggressive Ottawa Gee-Gees initiated a small scuffle. Despite the combative nature of their opponents, the… Keep Reading

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Track and field: Setting the silver standard

This weekend, McGill played host to the 19th annual McGill Team Challenge—a two-day track and field meet. With around 900 athletes taking part, it was advertised as the largest competition of its kind in Canada. The meet saw a number of records fall and featured eight Olympians.Although the event was a success, both the Redmen… Keep Reading

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Basketball: Martlets marred by early mistakes

Injuries can hamstring even the best of teams. Just ask the McGill Martlets (6-2), who dropped two straight games against the Concordia Stingers (7-3) this past week. The Martlets entered the two contests without starting guards Dianna Ros and Francoise Charest, both of whom were sidelined with lower body injuries. Without the steadying presence of… Keep Reading

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Sports briefs – Jan 21

Martlet Hockey The McGill Martlets hockey team took down the Carleton Ravens 3-1 Saturday for their 38th consecutive regular-season win. The top-ranked squad never trailed during a game that saw them outshoot the Ravens 52-20. Gabrielle Davidson, who leads CIS in goals, opened the scoring halfway through the second period, potting her sixteenth of the… Keep Reading

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Volleyball: Carabins overpower Martlets in three set sweep

The Martlets spent a tough weekend at Love Competition Hall, failing to climb past third place in the RSEQ rankings. The team started their weekend on Friday against the Montreal Carabins at home, losing in 3 hard-fought sets  (21-25, 26-28, 23-25), and continued to stumble on Saturday against Laval in Quebec City, dragging the Rouge… Keep Reading

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