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There are many new faces on the McGill football Redmen as the team prepares to kick off its 132nd season on Sunday against powerhouse Laval in Quebec City.
Valérie Grand'Maison of the McGill University swim team won a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in London, Saturday. The 23-year-old native of Fleurimont, Que., posted a personal best time of 27.91 seconds in the women's S13 50-metre freestyle, which was won by Kelly Becherer of the U.S. (27.46).
Striker Stephanie Avery of Tsawwassen, B.C., continued her torrid scoring pace with a hat-trick as the McGill University women's soccer team routed the UNB V-Reds 7-0 in preseason play at Chapman Field in the BMO Centre, Friday.
The newly refurbished Fitness Centre is set to open its doors on September 1. Closed since April, a new 200-square-metre mezzanine was constructed over the summer months opening up more space in one of the busiest places on campus.
The McGill University golf team begins its season on the road this week at the Bic Classic hosted by the Université du Québec à Rimouski, Aug 29-30. This two-day, 36-hole event is the first of three events in the RSEQ university golf circuit.
Valérie Grand’Maison, a member of the McGill women's swim team, and Peter Carpenter, her head coach with the Martlets, will take part in the Opening Ceremonies at the Paralympic Games in London today. Another McGillian serving in an official capacity at the Games is Alison Korn, a former McGill basketball player and rower, who is part of the Team Canada mission staff in the capacity of press chief
Team captain Jeremy Hurdle netted the winning tally in the 69th minute as the McGill University men's soccer team edged Queen's 2-1 to claim the bronze medal match of the Old Four preseason tournament at Varsity Centre on the U of T campus, Sunday.
Julia Bahen, a senior from Vancouver, B.C., converted a penalty shot in the 88th minute to give McGill a 2-1 victory over Western and the Old Four women's soccer tournament title in dramatic fashion at Varsity Centre on the U of T campus, Sunday.
The McGill Redmen football team had an inauspicious debut in their 132nd season-opener at Kingston, Sunday, dropping a 23-9 decision at Queen's in preseason play at Richardson Stadium.
Killan Elkinson connected on the decisive penalty-kick as the University of Toronto outlasted McGill 4-3 in a shootout for a 2-1 victory in men's soccer at the Old Four tournament, Saturday.
It came down to penalty kicks but McGill came away with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Toronto Varsity in women's university soccer in sweltering 28-degree conditions, Saturday, advancing to the championship game of the Old Four Tournament at U of T's Varsity Centre. The teams were deadlocked at 1-1 heading into penalties, which McGill won 3-1.
The McGill University Redmen will open their 132nd season of football Sunday (Aug. 26) afternoon when they travel to Kingston to play the Queen's Gaels. The preseason affair renews a long-standing rivalry which dates back to 1884. It's the first rendezvous between these clubs since Aug. 25, 2008. Queen's leads the all-time series with a 100-74-5 record overall.
The impending National Hockey League lockout has been a boon to the fourth annual Redmen Summer 4-on-4 Hockey Tournament. A dozen players affiliated with NHL teams have signed up to take part in the one-day event on Saturday (Aug. 25) at McConnell Arena on the campus of McGill University.
Freshman striker Kristin Pearkes of Vancouver, B.C., scored twice and added an assist as the McGill University women's soccer team walloped the Windsor Lancers 7-0 in preseason play at Molson Stadium, Tuesday.
Adrian Hynes-Guery scored a game-high 18 points for McGill University but it was insufficient as the UNLV men's basketball team won its fourth straight game in Canada, 74-59, against the Redmen before more than 300 at Love Competition Hall, Tuesday.