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Thursday, November 12, 2015

THE RETURN OF "T.W.I.C.A.", THIS WEEK IN COUGAR ATHLETICS

At Home – Friday
Men’s Hockey vs. Mount Royal, 7:00 pm (The Co-operators Centre)

At Home – Saturday
Men’s Hockey vs. Mount Royal, 3:00 pm (The Co-operators Centre)

On the Road – Friday
Women’s Volleyball at Trinity Western, 6:00 pm PST (Langley, B.C.)
Women’s Hockey at Mount Royal, 7:00 pm MST (Calgary, Alta.)
Men’s Volleyball at Trinity Western, 8:00 pm PST (Langley, B.C.)

On the Road – Saturday
Cross Country at CIS Championships, 11:30 am (Guelph, Ont.)
Women’s Hockey at Mount Royal, 3:00 p.m. (Calgary, Alta.)
Women’s Volleyball at Trinity Western, 5:00 pm PST (Langley, B.C.)
Men’s Volleyball at Trinity Western, 7:00 pm PST (Langley, B.C.)

Cross Country – The Cougars wrap up their 2015 schedule at the CIS Championships this Saturday at the University of Guelph. Sean Hooper, Matthew Johnson, and Marc Turmel will represent the men’s side, while the Cougars will bring a full team on the women’s side including Adriana Davis, Anneliese Davis, Tianna Dodds, Erin Strueby, and Avery Westberg. Both races will be webcast live at www.cis-sic.tv, with the women’s event scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. (EST).

Men's Hockey – The Cougars (2-8-0) are back at home this weekend to take on Mount Royal after playing their last five games on the road. The men split with the Calgary Dinos last weekend, falling 5-0 on Friday before bouncing back for a 3-2 double-overtime win on Saturday. The Cougars will face off against MRU at The Co-operators Centre at 7 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Women's Hockey – Coming off their bye week, the Cougars (3-4-2-1) hit the road to square off against Mount Royal this weekend in Calgary. The U of R’s Emma Waldenberger is tied for the Canada West scoring lead, with eight goals and three assists through 10 games, while rookie forward Jaycee Magwood is in fifth place in scoring with nine points including a conference-high eight helpers. Both games will be broadcast at canadawest.tv.

Men’s Volleyball – The Cougars (1-7) were defeated twice last weekend by Brandon, losing in five sets on Friday night and in straight sets on Saturday night as they played at home for the second consecutive weekend. The play of fifth-year libero Jacques Borgeaud continues to be a highlight for the U of R, as he leads Canada West in both digs (85) and digs per set (2.93). The team travels to the West Coast this weekend for a pair of matches against No. 10-ranked Trinity Western.

Women’s Volleyball – Coming off of a pair of losses to Brandon, with Friday’s setback coming in five sets and Saturday’s in four, the Cougars (0-8) will get right back at it this weekend with two road matches against an undefeated Trinity Western team that’s currently ranked No. 2 in the CIS. Both of this weekend’s matches will be webcast at canadawes.tv, with Friday’s match scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. start and Saturday’s to start at 5:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball – The Cougars (2-0) enjoyed a fine start to the 2015-16 season last weekend, going into Brandon and defeating the Bobcats back-to-back nights on the road for the first time in program history. Jonathan Tull was one of the major driving forces for the Cougars in the wins, earning Canada West First Star of the Week honours after piling up 48 points, 21 rebounds, six steals, and five assists in the 104-75 and 87-73 wins. The team has this weekend off as they prepare for their home openers against Lethbridge on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.

Women’s Basketball (CIS Ranking: No. 6) – Charlotte Kot was named the Canada West Second Star of the Week for the Cougars, who boast a 2-0 conference record after 72-58 and 64-48 road wins over Brandon last weekend. Kot averaged a double-double, ending up with 34 points and 20 rebounds in the two games. The Cougars won’t be back in action until Nov. 20 and Nov. 21, when they host their home openers against the University of Lethbridge.

Swimming – The Cougars travelled out to UBC to compete in the Odlum Brown Colleges Cup over the weekend, smashing four school records and qualifying four athletes for the CIS Championships in the process. Eva Madar hit the CIS standard in four separate events, including the 100-metre butterfly (1:01.76) which stands as a new school record. Noah Choboter broke two school backstroke records, with his times in the 100-metre (56.07 s) and 200-metre (2:01.50) races also hitting the CIS standard. The fourth record to fall was the women’s 4x100-metre medley team (4:32.72), while Ophelie Coughlan (200-metre butterfly) and Lexy King (800-metre freestyle) also hit national standards for the Cougars. They’ll now prepare for the Canada West Championships later this month, again at UBC.

Wrestling – Sean Belisle led the men’s team in their duals last weekend, winning both of his matches at 197 lbs. for the Cougars. Sam Dietrich (141 lbs.) and Lucas Hoffert (157 lbs.) both went 1-1 as the Cougars matched up against the University of Jamestown and Northern State University at the Marauder Duals in Bismarck, N.D. The men’s and women’s teams co-host the Cougar Invitational on Nov. 21 at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.

(Courtesy U of R Athletics)

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