McGill Hockey and Volleyball Sports Shorts for Saturday
OTTAWA - Vanessa Davidson of Kirkland, Que., scored the game-winner and assisted on a power-play goal by Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Que., as No.1-ranked McGill blanked Carleton 2-0 in women's hockey at the Ice House in Ottawa, Saturday. It was the 76th consecutive victory for the Martlets, who had a 35-22 edge in shots and improved to 16-0 in the Quebec conference.
In men's hockey, defenceman Ben Gazdic of Toronto tallied twice on the power play and added an assist as the visiting McGill Redmen skated to a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees. Simon Marcotte-Légaré of Longueuil, Que., and Evan Vossen (shorthanded) of Swift Current, Sask., added singles. The Redmen, who lead the nation with 11 shorthanded markers, outshot Ottawa 43-19. McGill improved to 20-6 and sit two points behind division-leading UQTR (20-3-2) with two games remaining before playoffs. The Redmen will host UQTR on Monday at McConnell Arena.
IN SHERBROOKE - The Redmen and Martlets volleyball teams were swept in Sherbrooke, Saturday. The set scores in the men's match were 25-17, 25-23 and 25-15. The Redmen finished their season with a 3-15 fourth-place finish in the Quebec league and will miss post-season play.
On the women's side, Sherbrooke won by scores of 25-18, 25-11 and 25-19. The Martlets finished second in the Quebec conference with a 13-7 record, edging out third-place Laval, also 13-7, by one game in a head-to-head tie-breaker. McGill will hold home-court advantage for a best-of-three semifinal series against the Rouge et Or, with the winner automatically earning a berth with first-place Montreal, at the CIS national championships in Edmonton, March 4-6.
Game 1 of the QSSF quarterfinals is slated for McGill's Love Competition Hall on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Game 2 is scheduled to played at the PEPS Centre in Quebec City on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. If a rubber match is needed, it will take place back at McGill on Feb. 14 at 1 p.m.
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