MONTREAL — Marie-Sophie Nadeau scored a game-high 11 points and was one of three Carabins to reach double figures, as No.2-ranked Montreal swept McGill 3-0 in women’s volleyball “Dig for the Cure” cancer fundraiser at Love Competition Hall, Thursday. The set scores were 25-15, 25-19, and 25-16.
Montreal had a 40-24 edge in kills and a 12-4 margin in blocks. McGill, which has been impressive on defence early in the RSEQ season, had a 53-27 advantage in digs.
Marie-Christine Lapointe of St. Jean sur Richelieu, Que., led all McGill scorers with 7.5 points, on six kills, one service ace, and one assisted block to go along with a team high 14 digs.
Ashley Norfleet, a junior from Brossard, Que., contributed 6.5 points for the Martlets, with six kills and one assisted block. She also collected 13 digs.
The Martlets are now third in the RSEQ conference with a 9-4 record, only one win ahead of last-place Sherbrooke (8-4) for the final playoff spot going into the holiday break. The Vert & Or will go on the road to battle second-place Laval (10-2) on Nov. 29 to close out their first semester schedule. McGill is off for the December exam break and will resume play over the holidays in Toronto for the NIT Tournament, Dec. 28-30, where they play Acadia, McMaster and Toronto, respectively.
The Martlets will resume league play in the new year with a crucial match-up in Sherbrooke on Jan. 16.
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Short Box Score
MONTREAL vs MCGILL
(Nov 27, 2014 at Love Competition Hall)
MONTREAL def. MCGILL 3-1 (25-15, 25-19, 25-16) MONTREAL (10-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Marie-Alex Belanger 10-0-1; Vicky Savard 10-0-0; Marie-Sophie Nadeau 9-1-2; Alexane L. Joly 7-0-2; Mikhaella Blanchette 4-0-3; Karianne Aubin 0-2-0; Katia Forcier 0-0-4; Stephanie Lojen 0-1-0; Totals 40-4-6.5. (Assists) - Katia Forcier 34. (Dig leaders) - Marie-Alex Belanger 9; Stephanie Lojen 8 MCGILL (9-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Marie-C. Lapointe 6-1-1; Ashley Norfleet 6-0-1; Catherine Amyot 5-0-0; Marie-Pier Durivage 4-2-0; Virginie Hebert 2-0-2; Yasmeen Dawoodjee 1-0-0; Totals 24-3-2.0. (Assists) - Yasmeen Dawoodjee 22. (Dig leaders) - Marie-C. Lapointe 14; Ashley Norfleet 13; Marjolaire Ste-Marie 9; Yasmeen Dawoodjee 9 Site: Love Competition Hall Date: Nov 27, 2014 Attend: 152 Time: 1:19 Referees: Marc Trudel, Scott Jevish