Volleyball (W) news
McGill volleyball player Daphnée-Maude André-Morin has been named libero of the year in the Quebec conference. She was honoured by the QUVL, along with teammates Kelsey Irwin of Vancouver, B.C., and Marcela Mansure of Brazil, who earned berths on the first and second all-star teams, respectively.
Geneviève Plante, a freshman power-hitter from Montreal, racked up a game-high 21 kills to go along with 14 digs but it was not enough as Sherbrooke stunned visiting McGill for the second time in three days, Sunday, winning a five-set duel to sweep the Martlets in a see-saw battle at the Quebec university women's volleyball bronze medal series for a CIS wild-card berth.
Marie-Christine Mondor, a senior from Mascouche, Que., amassed 16 kills as No.5-ranked Laval swept McGill 25-21, 25-20 and 25-22 in women's volleyball at Love Competition Hall, Saturday, to clinch a first-place bye on the final day of the regular season.
Marie-Sophie Nadeau racked up 18 kills, 11 digs and four blocks as 21 points as the Montreal Carabins defeated visiting McGill 3-1 in women's volleyball at the Centre CEPSUM, Friday. The set scores were 25-21, 22-25, 25-21 and 25-21 in a match that took exactly two hours to play.
Rookie power-hitter Genevieve Plante of Montreal registered 15 kills and 18 digs as visiting McGill rallied to defeat Sherbrooke 3-1, Saturday. After dropping the opening set 20-25, the Martlets roared back to sweep the next three 25-22, 25-17 and 25-21.
Marie-Sophie Nadeau racked up 23 kills a pair of aces and three stuff blocks as the No.5-ranked Montreal Carabins defeated McGill 3-1 in women's volleyball at Love Competition Hall, Friday. The set scores were 25-23, 23-25, 25-21 and 25-23 in a match that took an hour and 26 minutes to play.
Four McGill teams find themselves in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Top 10 national rankings this week. The Martlets and Redmen hockey teams are ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, while the men's swim team has remained ninth and the women's volleyball squad crept in for the first time this season, with a debut at No.10.
Kelsey Irwin, a fifth-year senior from Vancouver, B.C., had 10 kills, six digs and three blocks but her performance was insufficient as the visiting McGill women's volleyball team suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the No.3-ranked Laval Rouge et Or, Saturday.
Power hitter Emily Kyte of Ottawa and middle blocker Kelsey Irwin of Vancouver, B.C., sparked a four-pronged offensive blitz as the McGill women's volleyball squad rallied to defeat Sherbrooke 3-1 at Love Competition Hall, Friday.
The schedule of McGill varsity sporting events to be webcast on SSN for the 2011 winter semester has been released. Including road games, the hockey Redmen lead the pack with eight games, followed by the basketball Martlets (6), basketball Redmen (6), hockey Martlets (5) and the volleyball Martlets (2).
The McGill women's volleyball team defeated Toronto 25-16, 22-25, 25-11 and 25-12 at the U of T Athletics Centre, Thursday, to finish with a 3-1 record at the National Invitational Tournament.
Freshman Geneviève Plante of Montreal, registered 21 digs and 11 kills as the McGill women's volleyball team defeated the McMaster Marauders 3-1 in their opening match at the 20th annual National Invitational Tournament, Tuesday.
A number of McGill varsity sports teams will be in action over the holidays. The only local events will be in basketball, with the Redmen suiting up for the Classique des Citadins tournament at UQAM and the Martlets playing at the Concordia-Reebok Invitational tourney. Both hockey teams will be out of town, along with the volleyball, track and swim teams.
Swimmer Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., and hockey player Francis Verreault-Paul of Mashteuiatsh, Que., were among 19 bursary recipients from McGill to be honoured at the 25th annual Quebec Foundation for University Athletics awards gala, Wednesday.
Kelsey Irwin, a senior power-hitter from Vancouver, B.C., racked up 23 kills, 10 digs, an ace and one stuff block but it was insufficient as McGill fell 3-2 to the No.5-ranked Montreal Carabins in women's volleyball at Love Competition Hall, Sunday.