In this week's edition of the week that was for McGill Athletics the McGill Tribune Sports team looks at Dianna Ros and Alexander Goldmant, our athletes-of-the-week; Redmen Baseball and Redmen Football; as well as our weekly edition of by the numbers.
Beyond the box score
McGill defeated Carleton 10-5 on Saturday to advance to the CCBA Championship Finals. The Redmen, who hosted the inaugural Championship in 2014, will try to defend their title as they head east to the University of New Brunswick for a four-day, six-team tournament.
McGill (3-3) fell to Sherbrooke (3-2) 45-10 on Saturday, falling to .500 for the first time this season. It was an all-round trouncing by the Vert et Or, with the Redmen only managing to score three points on a field goal through the first three quarters. Meanwhile, Sherbrooke’s offence went off for six touchdowns on 408 net yards of offence, with quarterback Jérémi Roch throwing for 216 of those to set a new CIS all-time career passing record with 10,964. Rookie Redmen quarterback Nicholas English went 16 for 39 with 162 yards and a one-yard rushing touchdown. McGill will host Concordia in next week’s homecoming game, needing a victory by a margin of at least 13 points to win the tiebreaker and qualify for the playoffs.
Senior – Physical Therapy
Point guard Dianna Ros was awarded MVP of the McGill’s annual Redbird Classic tournament, as she led the Martlets over the Laurier Golden hawks in the final on Sunday. Ros recorded 31 points, 12 assists and 8 rebounds over the course of the tournament and was a key factor in McGill’s smooth offence during the tournament. McGill had an excellent pre-season, going 4-0 against CIS opponents, and they will start the RSEQ regular season on November 6.
Setter, Martlet Volleyball
Freshman – Arts
Alexander Goldman scored one of McGill’s most important goals of the season—his first in a McGill jersey. Last Friday at Molson Stadium, his goall gave McGill a 1-0 lead over Concordia, a lead they maintained until the final whistle. That goal and the victory ensure that McGill are still in the hunt for the RSEQ playoffs with four games left in the regular season. Next week McGill will face the last place Sherbrooke Vert et Or.
By the numbers
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