Beyond the Box Score
It was a disappointing Halloween for the Redmen, as they were unable to advance past the semifinals of the RSEQ playoffs, losing 2-0 to top-seeded UQÀM. McGill fell behind in the first half and was unable to claw back into the game despite a strong second half performance. A comeback was made even more difficult thanks to the red card given to third-year Patrick Fusarini, which left McGill down one man for the remainder of the match. Though they were playing at a disadvantage, the Redmen offered up a strong second half performance, but were unable to break through UQÀM’s defence. For several seniors, the game was likely the last they will play in a McGill jersey. Alexander King, Jamie Allester, and Sebastian Munro are all expected to graduate, making way for younger talent as the Redmen continue their rebuilding process next season.
The Redmen came up just short in the 28th annual Montreal Shrine Bowl game, falling 30-28 to the Concordia Stingers on a last-minute field goal from Stingers’ kicker Keegan Treloar. It marked the end of the season for McGill, capping a difficult campaign in which the Redmen were unable to win a game. Injuries meant that the Redmen fielded an extremely young roster for the game, with almost half of it being comprised of freshmen. That lack of experience was evident at times, as the Redmen committed 16 penalties, which amounted to 114 yards. This off-season may bring significant change to the Redmen program, as McGill will need to make a decision concerning who the team wants as its head coach moving forward. The majority of the team will be returning next season, however, with just eight players expected to graduate this year.
By the Numbers
.970: Save percentage for Redmen hockey goaltender Karel St-Laurent in the team’s 8-1 victory against Brock Friday night.
3.6: Yards per carry that running back Raphael Casey earned in Saturday’s Shrine Bowl loss to Concordia. Casey ran for 80 yards in total and picked up a rushing touchdown as well.
34: Number of assists recorded by fourth-year setter Yasmeen Dawoodjee in Martlet volleyball’s victory against Sherbrooke over the weekend. She also served up three aces.