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The week that was for McGill Athletics: Nov. 2

In this week's edition of the week that was for McGill Athletics the McGill Tribune Sports team looks at Emilie Matte de Grasse and Spencer Bromley, our athletes-of-the-week;  Martlet hockey 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

Emilie Matte de Grasse

Power Hitter, Martlet Volleyball

Sophomore – Education

Emilie Matte de Grasse helped McGill continue their dominant start to the 2015-2016 regular season with a 17 point burst against UQAM in Love Competition Hall this weekend. McGill won 3-0 and are second in the RSEQ standings with an unbeaten 5-0 record—McGill still have a game in hand over first placed Montreal. The sophomore also had 15 kills, an ace, nine digs, and two assisted blocks in a truly all-round performance. The Martlet volleyball team are ranked fourth in the nation on the back of their dominant performances this season.

Spencer Bromley

Attackman, Redmen Lacrosse

Junior – Arts

Spencer Bromley was nigh on unstoppable for the McGill Redmen in their 16-5 victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the CUFLA divisional playoff at Molson Stadium on Saturday. Bromley contributed to sevens points overall, scoring four goals and recording three assists. The third year attacker is the 23rd highest goal scorer in the nation and has been a consistent force on a rampant McGill offence for the entire season. McGill, who are unbeaten so far this year, have earned a bye in the first round of the Baggataway Cup tournament and will next play in the semifinals on Nov. 7.


By the numbers

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Consecutive seasons in which the Martlet volleyball team has started the season with five wins in a row. They have never opened a season 6-0.


Combined penalty minutes served by the Redmen and Thunderwolves in McGill’s 8-3 win on Saturday.


Fourth quarter deficit overcome by the Redmen basketball team in their win over Ottawa on Sunday.

(Photos courtesy of McGill Athletics)

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