Beyond the Box Score
– McGill (3-5-2) suffered a setback in its hunt for a playoff spot on Friday, losing 2-1 to the division-leading Laval Rouge et Or (8-1-0) in a hard-fought match. After a penalty kick from sophomore midfielder Alexandra Tinfow tied the game up in the 17th minute, the two teams remained deadlocked until a strike from Laval’s Joelle Gossellin found the net with 20 minutes left to play. With four regular season games left, every match is now a must-win for the Martlets if they are to catch Concordia for the final playoff berth. McGill faces the last-place Bishop’s (1-8-0) on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
The Redmen (10-0) extended their winning streak to nine with a decisive 21-0 win over the last-place Concordia Stingers (0-7) on Saturday. McGill rested 10 starters, showing confidence in its rookies and bench players against a Concordia team that has only managed to score four goals all season, while allowing a staggering 159. Junior midfielder Jake Gutman led the attack with five goals and four assists, and rookie Augustus Bolton chipped in five goals of his own, with 10 Redmen players getting in on the scoring action. McGill will look to stretch its streak to eleven as they face Concordia once again on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m.
After a rough stretch in the middle of their season, McGill (14-4) bounced back with a perfect week, which included walk-off wins over Montreal and Concordia, and two victories against Carleton. The four-game win streak propelled the Redmen to clinch first place in the Northern Conference of the CCBA, their third conference title in five years. The team got standout performances from rookies Rob Sedin and James Pavelick in the 9-8 win over Montreal, as the two combined for six hits in nine at-bats. McGill finishes up its season with a rescheduled game against Ottawa before playing in the Northern Conference playoff semifinals this weekend.
By the Numbers
Number of runs allowed by Ryan Kramer in a complete game one-hit shutout against Carleton on Sunday.
Shots on goal the Martlet soccer squad was limited to by the Laval Rouge et Or in a 2-1 loss on Friday.
Number of starters resting in the Redmen lacrosse team’s 21-0 shellacking of the Concordia Stingers on Saturday.
Points scored by Caroline Suchorski in a 23-21 win over the Montreal Carabins on Saturday.