Rugby (W) news
Rookie Krista Dunn of New Glasgow, N.S., exploded for four tries as the McGill women's rugby team shellacked Sherbrooke 94-7 at McEwen Field, Sunday, to officially ring in the new season of Quebec University Rugby League play.
McGill Athletics and Recreation has teamed up with the Streaming Sports Network.to webcast all home football games in addition to selected varsity home events in other sports for the 2010-11 season, which can be watched free of charge, courtesy of Dominos Pizza, Ye Olde Orchard Pub, Red Bull and Molson's.
Brianna Miller of Pointe Claire, Que., and Jeff Thompson of St. Louis, Missouri, have been named as the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Sept. 5, 2010.
Brianna Miller scored 23 points and Mandy Mongeon added 20 of her own as the McGill women's rugby team routed the UPEI Panthers 95-0 in a preseason game at McEwen Field, Sunday.
Briana Yerbury scored 17 points and Brianna Miller added 14 as the McGill women's rugby team opened their preseason with a resounding 73-0 whitewash over visiting Boston University at McEwen Field, Saturday.
In her continuing mission to become an astronaut, St. Léonard resident Laura Drudi has a pit stop this summer to study the innards of snails at what may be the ultimate space camp, NASA's Ames Academy, a 10-week summer internship in the San Francisco area. The 21-year-old Drudi, a second-year medical student and rugby player at McGill, was the only Canadian accepted among 650 applicants.
Two members of the McGill women's rugby team - Amandra Mongeon of Île-Bizard, Que., and Melany Waring of Dorval, Que., - have been named to the Quebec University Rugby League all-star team.
Five different players scored tries as Laval defeated McGill 27-3 in a Quebec university women's rugby semifinal, Saturday, knocking the Marlets out for the third consecutive season.
First-year centre-wing Natasha Watcham-Roy scored twice as Ottawa rallied with four tries over the final 19 minutes and came away with a 24-5 upset over visiting McGill to open the Quebec university women's rugby season, Saturday. It ended McGill's 21-game win streak over the Gee-Gees, dating back to a 12-10 Ottawa win in 1996.
Channing Arndt of Yarmouth, Maine, and Brianna Gibson of Westmount, Que., are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Sept. 6.
Five different players figured in the scoring as visiting McGill skunked Carleton 24-0 in women’s university rugby preseason action, Sunday.
Sophomores Ciara Briscoe, a winger from Montreal scored a first-half try and Mandy Mongeon, a flanker from Ile Bizard, Que., added another in the second stanza as McGill skunked Ottawa 10-0 in Quebec University Women’s Rugby League play, Sunday.
Elissa Alarie, a rookie fly-half from Trois-Rivieres, tallied three tries as visiting McGill bashed Bishop’s 39-5 in women’s university rugby at Lennoxville, Que., Wednesday.
Tanya Boiteau of Calgary and Zoe Fielding of Quispamsis, N.B., scored two tries apiece as undefeated St. Francis Xavier overwhelmed McGill 46-0 to capture the McEwen Cup, an exhibition women’s university rugby game, at McEwen Field in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que., Sunday.
Vanessa Grillo of Kirkland, and Jennifer Rosenbaum of Port Hope, Ont., each scored tries and Jackie Tittley added a penalty goal as Concordia upset McGill 13-5 in a women’s rugby league semifinal at McEwen Field, Sunday.