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The week that was for McGill Athletics: Sept. 30

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Martlet Rugby–The Martlets (2-3-0) cruised to a 69-12 victory over the last place Bishop’s Gaiters (0-5-0) on Friday. Leading the way for the Martlets was senior Caroline Suchorski, a centre from Kirkland, QC, who scored 19 points on the night. The win snapped a three-game slump for the Martlets, who desperately needed the win to stay in contention for the fourth and final playoff spot. With two games left in the regular season, next week’s matchup against the fifth-place Montreal Carabins (2-2-0) is a must win for the Martlets.

Redmen Soccer–McGill (4-3-0) squandered a golden opportunity to take the lead in the tightly contested RSEQ this weekend following a 2-1 defeat to the then last place UQTR Patriotes. Despite goalkeeper Max Leblond’s best efforts to keep his squad in the game, the Redmen fell prey to injuries and bad luck. In Sunday’s contest against the Concordia Stingers (0-3-4), the Redmen turned the tables in a 2-1 victory. Sophomore striker Massimo Di Ioia was the catalyst in the victory, notching a goal and an assist. The Redmen now draw even with the Montreal Carabins (3-1-3) at 12 points, but the Carabins hold a five-goal edge in goal difference. With five games still left in the season, there is ample time for the squad to continue improving as it sets its sights on a playoff spot.

Redmen Football–The Redmen (0-4) fell to the Laval Rouge et Or (4-0) 70-3 at Stade TELUS on Saturday night. The win marked Laval’s 67th consecutive victory at home as they continue to build a comfortable lead in the CIS standings. On a night where the McGill defence gave up a jaw-dropping 765 yards of total offence, rookie Karl Forgues, a linebacker from Repentigny, QC, was a bright spot on line of scrimmage all night. Forgues finished with a game-high 12 tackles. Offensively, senior receiver Yannick Langelier-Vanasse had a solid game, tallying over 100 all-purpose yards. The Redmen will get a much needed bye week to rest and recover before facing the winless Bishop’s on Thursday, Oct. 9 at Molson Stadium.

Redmen Rugby—The long march to nine straight RSEQ titles continues for the McGill Redmen (2-1-0), who defeated the Sherbrooke Vert et Or (1-3-0) 41-20 over the weekend. The Redmen were led by senior fullback Thomas Stokes, whose golden boot tallied 16 points from five conversions and two drop goals. The game MVP, however, was sophomore forward Kaleb Nimat. With the victory, the Redmen move into a three-way tie for first place with five regular season games remaining. Their next matchup is a crucial home game against the Bishop’s Gaiters (2-1-0), who currently sport the highest point differential in the RSEQ. McGill continues its quest for a championship on Saturday, Oct. 4 in an afternoon match at Molson Stadium.

By the Numbers


Average pass string length for the Marlet soccer team in their 2-2 draw against Concordia on Sunday.


Saves made by Redmen soccer goalkeeper Max Leblond in a crushing 2-1 loss to then last place UQTR on Friday night.


Number of Redmen lacrosse players who registered at least one point in Saturday’s 18-3 romp over the Carleton Ravens.


Number of quarterback sacks tallied by rookie linebacker Karl Forgues against Laval on Saturday.

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