The McGill Redmen took on the John Abbott College Islanders this past weekend for a Saturday afternoon double-header. The star for the Redmen was senior outfielder Channing Arndt, who nailed three home runs and batted in seven runs over the two games. McGill came out roaring in the first match, running away with a score of 7-0 by the second inning. The Redmen dominated the Islanders 15-5 in the first game, and polished off John Abbott 14-3 in the evening finale. The Redmen will play the Islanders once more on Sept. 26 at Gary Carter Field.
McGill followed up their Saturday dominance by traveling to Kanata, Ontario to take on the Carleton Ravens. After splitting two games with the Ravens on Sept. 15, the Redmen once again drew even with Carleton in a Sunday afternoon double-header.
The two teams played a close first game, with the Ravens winning by a narrow margin of 3-2. Likewise, the last affair was a near contest as well, as McGill won 8-7 to keep their record at an even-keeled .500.
On Sunday, Redmen soccer made the short trip to UQAM (3-1-1) to face off against the Citadins in RSEQ league play. McGill (1-3-1) was unable to build off of a strong showing last weekend and is struggling to find any sort of offensive rhythm as they lost 3-0. First-year forward Massimo Di Ioia, the reigning CIS and RSEQ Player-of-the-Week was held scoreless and picked up yellow card. The Citadins had a 9-5 advantage in shots and were far more successful in their attacking moves. The Redmen play at home against Laval (2-1-2) on Sept. 27 at 8:30 p.m. as they look to turn around a disappointing start to the season and make the playoffs.
The Martlets followed up later in the afternoon with a 2-0 victory over the hosts. Sophomore forward Daphnée Morency and Junior forward Rebecca Green led the effort for McGill. This was the second game and second win of the weekend for the Martlets, who have turned around their season after a slow start. On Friday, they dominated an over-matched Bishop’s squad 6-0 in Lennoxville on a night where six different players found the back of the net. The squad faces a tough test this week as they play undefeated league leaders Laval (6-0) on Friday Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Molson Stadium.
The Redmen (7-0) lacrosse team stretched their season’s winning streak to seven this past weekend, beating the Trent University Excalibur (1-3) in a lopsided Saturday evening affair at Molson Stadium. McGill blazed to an early lead from the opening whistle, finishing off the first quarter leading 9-1 before polishing off their opponents with a final score of 19-7. There were a number of standouts for the Redmen team, most notably third-year attackmen Alexander Rohrbach, who scored six goals in the affair. Adding on to the scoresheet was U2 Science major Connor Goldwin who collected nine points, as well as midfielder Tayler Sipperly who netted a hat trick.
McGill has dominated its conference so far., with minimal challenge from any of its CUFLA East opponents. The Redmen have averaged 16.0 goals per game to lead the league, as well as posting the second best defence, allowing an average of 5.83 goals per game.
McGill is set to face the Concordia Stingers on Tuesday evening at 9:00 p.m. at Molson Stadium.