Varsity sports roundup

Rookie quarterback Jonathan Collin ran for one touchdown and threw for another but it was not enough as his McGill Redmen committed seven turnovers en route to a 25-20 loss to Bishop's before 3,091 at Molson Stadium Friday. / Photo: Andrew Dobrowolskyj

By Jim Hynes

One week after notching their first win in almost three years, the football Redmen returned to the loss column following a 25-20 defeat by the Bishop’s Gaiters before 3,091 fans at Molson Stadium in the annual Fill the Stadium game last Friday. Seven turnovers and a first quarter 61-yard punt return for a touchdown by the Gaiters’ Steven Turner led to McGill’s undoing. The Redmen will travel to Sackville, N.B. to play Mount Allison Sept. 26 and Bishop’s Oct. 3.

The news was brighter at Le Marthelinois club in Trois-Rivieres, where the McGill women’s golf team won its first-ever intercollegiate tournament, edging out the Université de Montréal at the second Quebec university golf event of the season. Melissa Coré of Beaconsfield claimed the women’s individual title with rounds of 81 and 78 on a difficult course under windy and cold conditions. Coré, a 23-year-old post-graduate student in management, beat out UQAM’s Karine Desroches by two strokes and the Martlets fired a team total of 324 to edge out the Universite de Montreal by 15 strokes. The McGill men finished seventh out of 10 teams. Aidan Brownlie fired rounds of 76 and 78 to finish fifth overall.

Both the McGill squads enjoyed success on the soccer pitch last weekend. The Martlets defeated the Université du Quebec a Montreal Citadins 1-0 at Parc Jeanne Mance Sunday. Midfielder Hannah Simmons of West Vancouver, B.C., came off the bench to score the game’s lone goal early in the second half.  On Friday, Alexandra Morin-Boucher and Sophia Horricks each tallied twice as the Martlets crushed Concordia 5-0 at Loyola to capture the fourth annual Erica Cadieux memorial trophy, symbolic of women’s soccer supremacy between the two schools. The Redmen also beat Concordia, 3-1, and tied UQAM 1-1 Sunday evening.

In volleyball action, the Martlets posted a 4-1 record in the Carabins Invitational tournament, hosted by Université de Montreal. McGill won silver, dropping the final game to the host Carabins, who came back from a two-set deficit to take Gold.

One week after dismantling Bishop’s by a 55-5 score in Lennoxville, the rugby Redmen played ungracious host, defeating the visiting Gaiters 57-5. The rugby Martlets meanwhile lost for the second game in a row, dropping a 34-0 decision to visiting Laval.

After a 2-2 draw vs. Queen’s earlier in the day, the field hockey Martlets beat Carleton 3-0 Saturday. They lost to Guelph by the same score Sunday.

Despite missing a number of top runners due to injury, the Martlets placed third out of 15 teams in the 18th annual McGill Open cross-country running meet on the slopes of Mt. Royal, Saturday. McGill sophomore Melanie Myrand finished third, completing the 4K run in a time of 15:06. The Redmen finished fourth out of 14 teams. Daniel Kramer, a 20-year-old neuroscience sophomore from Salem, Mass., placed seventh overall, completing the 6K race in 20:20.

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