Mélanie Roy had 17 kills as the sixth-ranked Montreal Carabins defeated No.10-McGill 3-1 in the Quebec women's volleyball league championship series at the Centre CEPSUM, Friday. Montreal which won by set scores of 25-23, 25-12, 29-31 and 25-20, leads the best-of-three series 1-0.
Four McGill teams have made the grade in the CIS national rankings this week, including both hockey squads, as well as women's volleyball and men's swimming.
When Sir Isaac Newton wrote his laws of motion in the 17th century, he understood the importance of momentum in science but he never could have imagined the impact that it would play in sports. Momentum played a hug role in the Quebec women's volleyball playoffs, Saturday, as McGill rallied after losing 25-23 to Laval in the opening set and roared back to win 3-1 at Love Competition Hall.
Steven Bielby of Pte. Claire, Que., and Kaiva Mateus of Montreal West, Que., are the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athletes of the week, for the period ending Feb. 12, 2012.
Pelletier comes off bench to ignite stunning rally as volleyball team licks Laval women, qualifies for Nationals
Victoria Pelletier came off the bench to spark an unlikely rally and Marie-Christine Lapointe racked up 16 kills, three aces and five stuff blocks as McGill erased a 2-0 deficit in sets to upset No.7-ranked Laval 3-2 and qualify for a berth at the CIS national championship in Hamilton, Ont., March 2-4.
QUEBEC CITY - Kaiva Mateus of Montreal West registered 16 kills, a pair of aces and four stuff blocks but it was not enough as McGill dropped Game 1 of the best-of-three Quebec women's volleyball semifinal series at the Centre PEPS, Friday. Laval defeated McGill 3-2 by set scores of 17-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-19 and 15-10 in a contest that took two hours and 27 minutes to complete.