Sports briefs – Jan 21

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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 year on the power play. Katia Clement-Heydra and Chelsey Saunders also scored for the Martlets. McGill’s goaltending was solid, as Tayler Hough and Brittany Smrke combined for 19 saves. The two split time, each playing about half of the game in a move that was planned beforehand. In the Martlets second game in the nation’s capital, Davidson tacked on four more goals to bring her season total to 20 against the Ottawa Gee-Gees in a 5-2 victory. McGill (13-0) hosts Ottawa on Jan. 24 in the second half of this home and home.

 

Swimming

McGill’s swimmers headed to Laval for the fourth leg of the University Cup. The team finished third in the event behind Laval and the powerhouse Université de Montréal, who dominated the event. McGill’s only gold of the day came on the backs of the women’s 4x100m medley relay team of Taryne Landry, Valerie De Broux, Adriane Lui, and Katie Caldwell. The four combined for a time of 4:16.07 and edged out Montreal’s first team by 0.67 seconds. Landry and De Broux each also picked up a silver medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay. The Redmen were slightly less successful, placing second in both the 4x100m medley relay and 4x100m freestyle. Freshman Rhys Johnson also managed a silver medal in the 200m backstroke, finishing with a time of 2:07.78. The team heads to Sherbrooke next for the RSEQ Championship, which starts on Feb. 7.

 

Track and Field

McGill’s track and field athletes headed up to Quebec City for the annual Laval Rouge et Or invitational meet on Saturday. Sophomore jumper Caroline Tanguay continued garnering golds as she posted  a height of 1.68m in the high  jump. Tanguay also tallied a silver in the pole vault after clearing 3.40m. On the Redmen side, pole vaulter Maxime Beaumont-Courteau and high jumper Hau Xu also won golds. In addition, both 4x200m relay teams also medalled with the Redmen earning silver and the Martlets getting bronze. The squad returns home this week for the 19th annual McGill Team Challenge, which has been billed as the largest indoor track and field meet in Canada. The events will take place from Jan. 24-25 in the Tomlinson Fieldhouse and will serve as an important test  to see where the squads are at this point in the year.