The schedule and opening-round matchups have been announced for the 42nd CIS men's soccer championship hosted by the University of Victoria. Joining the host team will be the Saint Mary's Huskies, Montreal Carabins, McMaster Marauders, Alberta Golden Bears, Cape Breton Capers, McGill Redmen and Toronto Varsity Blues.
Yohann Capolungo, a veteran midfielder from France, scored in the 74th minute as McGill blanked the UQTR Patriotes 1-0 in a Quebec university men's soccer semifinal at Molson Stadium, Friday. The result, combined with Montreal's 2-1 overtime win over UQAM, meant that McGill qualified for the CIS national championship tournament in Victoria, B.C., Nov. 10-13.
David Simon of the soccer Redmen has won coach-of-the-year honours and four of his players have earned a berth on the league all-star squad. Defenders Alexis Pradié of Marseille, France, and Thomas Lucas of Kirkland, Que., were first team selections while teammates George Banks of Baltimore, Md., and Yohann Capolungo of the Auxerre-Vallan region in France, each merited a second-team berth.
Meghan Bourque scored the game-winner with three minutes remaining as McGill blanked Laval 1-0 in women's soccer at Percival Molson Stadium, Friday. In men's action, Samuel Georget scored in injury time as first-place Laval (7-2-1) escaped with a 1-0 victory over McGill (5-3-1).
Six McGill teams find themselves ranked among the CIS Top 10 this week, led by the men's and women's hockey teams who are both ranked No.2. The cross-country Martlets are No.6, the volleyball Martlets are seventh and both soccer squads are No. 10.
À une semaine de la fin du calendrier régulier, le classement au soccer universitaire masculin RSEQ se trouve fortement perturbé. En effet, trois universités ont avoué, sur une base volontaire, avoir utilisé un joueur inadmissible sur le plan académique.