Wednesday, September 27, 2017
THIS WEEK IN COUGAR ATHLETICS
Women’s Soccer – The Cougars suffered two defeats at home last weekend, falling 4-0 to the Calgary Dinos on Saturday and 2-1 to Lethbridge on Sunday. Regina (0-3-3) will hit the road this weekend for a Saturday game against the Alberta Pandas and a Sunday morning contest against Mount Royal University. Video webcasts for both matches will be available at CanadaWest.tv.
Women’s Volleyball – The Cougars started off non-conference play at home over the weekend by hosting the University of Regina Invitational, finishing the six-team tournament in fourth place with a 2-3 record. The team continues non-conference play this weekend in Winnipeg at the Unruh Realty Invitational, where they’ll meet Brock, tournament host Winnipeg, and MacEwan before the playoff round begins on Saturday night.
Men’s Volleyball – The Cougars open up the 2017-18 season with a non-conference tournament hosted by Brandon University from Friday to Sunday. They’ll play RSEQ teams Sherbrooke and Montreal on Friday, Canada West opponents Winnipeg and Brandon on Saturday, and a team to be determined in the playoff round on Sunday.
Women’s Basketball – The Cougars kicked off the campaign with a big win over Lakeland College in a Saturday exhibition game, defeating the Rustlers by a 109-36 margin. They’ll face U SPORTS opposition for the first time this season on Friday and Sunday as they’ll travel east to face McGill in Montreal and Carleton in Ottawa.
Men’s Hockey – The Cougars split a pair of non-conference games in Winnipeg last weekend, dropping a 3-2 decision against the Manitoba Bisons before bouncing back with a 4-2 win the following night. The Cougars will close their preseason schedule this weekend with two games south of the border against NCAA Div. I opposition. Saturday night will see the Cougars take on the St. Cloud State Huskies and Sunday will feature a matchup with the Minnesota State Mavericks.
Cross Country – After a weekend off from competition, the Cougars return to action at the University of Saskatchewan Open on Saturday in Saskatoon. After that, they’ll have two meets in October – the UVic Invitational and the Stewart Cup in Edmonton – leading up to the U SPORTS Championships on Nov. 12, which will also be hosted by the University of Victoria.
Women’s Hockey – The Cougars finished in first place at the Mandi Schwartz Challenge in Regina last weekend. After dropping their opener in a shootout, the Cougars responded with wins over Cougar Alumni, SAIT and Manitoba to finish the weekend at 3-1. The team will take this weekend off before kicking off the Canada West schedule with a home-and-home set against the Saskatchewan Huskies on Oct. 6 and 7.
(Courtesy Braden Konschuh/Cougar Athletics)