Soccer (W) news
Conference play gets under way on Thursday in CIS soccer, while the start of the women's rugby regular season is set for Sunday.
Julia Bahen of Vancouver, B.C., and Jeremy Hurdle of Ambler, Penn., are the McGill University athletes of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill, for the period ending Aug. 26, 2012.
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.
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.
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.
The McGill University women's soccer team opened their 61st season with a scoreless draw in exhibition play against the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the nation's capital, Monday. The Martlets have less than 24 hours to prepare for their own home opener as they will host the University of Windsor Lancers at Molson Stadium, Tuesday. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
Six members of the McGill women's soccer team have merited all-star honours in the RSEQ women's indoor soccer league. Sophomore goaltender Victoria Muccilli of Mississauga, Ont., was named to the first squad along with teammates Mélanie Desaulniers-Rioux, a sophomore defender from Lac Beauport, Que., and Meghan Bourque, a sophomore midfielder from Burlington, Ont.
Sophie Normandin scored twice on breakaways as Sherbrooke upset the McGill Martlets 2-1 in an RSEQ indoor soccer sudden-death semifinal at the Centre Sportif Marie-Victorin, Sunday.
The McGill Martlets took sole possession of first place of the RSEQ Indoor soccer league with a convincing 4-1 win over UQTR, Sunday.
The Martlets tied Sherbrooke 2-2 at the Marie Victorin Soccer Centre on Saturday. McGill led twice on goals by Rebecca Green and Michelle Colvin, who tallied her first career marker.
Stephanie Avery, a sophomore forward from Tsawwassen, B.C., scored the game-winner with four minutes remaining as the McGill women's soccer team surprised the Montreal Carabins 2-1 in the winter indoor league at the Centre Marie-Victorin, Sunday.
The McGill women's soccer team opened the 2012 indoor season with a convincing 2-0 win against UQAM at the Marie-Victorin soccer centre, Sunday.
David Simon has stepped down from his part-time post as head coach of the McGill men's soccer team to focus on his day job as a crown prosecutor in Montreal. Jose-Luis Valdes will take over the coaching duties for the winter indoor season. The 31-year-old native of Montreal played for the Redmen (2001-04) and has also served the past 11 seasons as an assistant coach with the McGill women's team
MONTREAL — It didn't take long for Alexandra Morin-Boucher, 22, to get up to speed in the world of sprinting. The McGill athlete has been known as a star soccer player, having netted 36 goals over four seasons. But when she took her maiden 300 meter dash, she surprised everybody with her blazing speed, even herself.
A bronze medal performance by Alexandra Morin-Boucher of St. Gabriel de Brandon, Que., almost stole the show at the Holiday Classic track and field meet hosted by McGill University at Tomlinson Fieldhouse, Saturday.