Martlets, Men's Varsity, Sports

The week that was for McGill Athletics: Sept. 23


Beyond the Box Score

Martlet Soccer–Two 1-0 away defeats, first to the Laval Rouge et Or on Friday and then to the Montreal Carabins on Sunday, left the Martlets pointless this past weekend. McGill goalkeeper Cassandra Fafalios did have strong outings, saving a combined 11 shots. Her defensive efforts were not enough ,as the Martlet attack was unable to generate ample chances against Laval and finish with certainty against Montreal. The two losses push the team back to fourth place, where they sit five points behind Sherbrooke in the RSEQ standings ahead of two pivotal home games next weekend.

Redmen Soccer–McGill was defeated by the Laval Rouge et Or 4-2 at Stade Telus Friday. Star sophomore forward Massimo Di Ioia scored in the eighth minute on an assist from junior midfielder Henri Ashe-Taylor to put the Redmen up early. However, Laval’s precision passing quickly wore out McGill’s offence as the game wore on. Amaury Fauvergue and Kevin Cossette each scored twice for the Rouge et Or, and Laval’s defence limited the Redmen to just two shots on net after allowing Di Ioia’s early goal to slide through.

Redmen Football–The Redmen fell to the Montreal Carabins 43-17 at Stade CEPSUM Friday. McGill has yet to win a game this season, and the loss marked Montreal’s 16th-straight victory over the Redmen. Freshman quarterback Joel Houle made his first career start for the Redmen in the absence of injured starter Dallon Kuprowski. A porous and injury-ravaged offensive line ledHoule to be sacked eight times, but the rookie showed promise under pressure, completing 11 of 24 attempts without a single interception. McGill will have to better contain its opponents’ ground attack as they look to get in the win column against national powerhouse Laval in Quebec City on Saturday.

By the Numbers


Sophomore lacrosse goaltender William Waesche’s save percentage over 120 minutes of play this past weekend.


Number of points tallied by Martlet hockey forward Leslie Oles in a thrilling shootout win against the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in pre-season play on Sunday.


Number of hits the Redmen baseball team needed to defeat the Université de Montréal 3-1 on Friday. Freshman outfielder James Pavelick tallied McGill’s lone hit. Montreal managed five hits on the game, but was undone by three costly errors.

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