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The week that was for McGill Athletics: Nov. 9

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In this week's edition of the week that was for McGill Athletics the McGill Tribune Sports team looks at Catherine Amyot and Anders Bjella, our athletes-of-the-week;  Redmen lacrosse and Martlet volleyball; as well as our weekly edition of by the numbers.

Beyond the box score

Martlet Hockey

The Martlet hockey team (2-1-0) lost 2-0 against the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the nation’s capital on Friday. The Gee-Gees goaltender saved a stunning 37 shots and Ottawa took advantage of a penalty against McGill just two minutes into the game to score on their power play. McGill, despite fore-checking relentlessly and sending waves of pressure on the Ottawa goal, could not find the back of the net. McGill will need to tighten up their play as they face the No. 3 ranked Montreal Carabins and then the Concordia Stingers next week at McConnell Arena on Nov. 7 and 8 respectively.

Martlet Volleyball

The Martlet volleyball team (5-0) remained undefeated on the season with a convincing victory over UQÀM in three straight sets on Saturday. Sophomore power hitter Emilie Matte de Grasse led the way with 15 kills, and veteran setter Yasmeen Dawoodjee contributed 29 assists. After fighting off a furious rally to take the first set 25-23, McGill cruised in the second set (25-15) and were able to finish off the Citadins with ease. The Martlets will try to improve to 6-0 to start the season as they take on Laval next Friday.

Tribune Athletes-of-the-Week

Catherine Amyot

Power Hitter, Martlet Volleyball

Senior – Engineering

The senior power hitter had a stellar weekend for the Martlet volleyball team—she scored 17.5 points against Laval Rouge et or on Friday and followed that up with with 16 points against the Sherbrooke Rouge et Or on Saturday. Amyot also added 14 kills and two aces in a complete performance. The Martlets extended their winning streak to seven games and now boast a perfect 7-0 regular season record to top the RSEQ table.

Anders Bjella

Midfielder, Redmen Lacrosse

Senior – Management

The fourth year midfielder had one of the greatest games ever by a Redmen Lacrosse play—he scored seven goals as the McGill Redmen won their second ever CUFLA Baggataway Cup trophy against the Western Mustangs last Sunday. McGill won 15-11 in an offensive shootout and finished the season with a perfect 15-0 record. Anders performance represented McGill’s offence at its clinical best—they held out any notion of a Western comeback with their excellent shooting.

By the numbers

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Gold medals earned by Redmen swimming’s Kade Wist through his first three RSEQ University Cup meets.


The Martlet volleyball team’s longest ever winning streak to open a season—their previous mark was five.


Time elapsed between Olivia Atkinson and Marie-Pier Lavoie’s third period goals as the Martlets mounted a late rally against Montreal in Saturday night’s loss.

(Photos courtesy of McGill Athletics)

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