Thursday, December 1, 2016

This Week In Cougar Athletics

Home Schedule – Friday
Women’s Basketball – vs. Saskatchewan, 6:00 p.m. (CKHS)
Men’s Hockey – vs. Lethbridge, 7:00 p.m. (The Co-operators Centre)
Men’s Basketball – vs. Saskatchewan, 8:00 p.m. (CKHS)
Home Schedule – Saturday
Track & Field – Larmer Friendship Games, 2:00 p.m. (Regina Fieldhouse)
Men’s Hockey – vs. Lethbridge, 3:00 p.m. (The Co-operators Centre)
Women’s Basketball – vs. Saskatchewan, 6:00 p.m. (CKHS)
Men’s Basketball – vs. Saskatchewan, 8:00 p.m. (CKHS)

Away Schedule – Friday
Men’s Volleyball – at Alberta, 6:00 p.m. MST (Edmonton, Alta.)
Women’s Wrestling – Clan Invitational Day 1, 6:00 p.m. PST (Burnaby, B.C.)
Women’s Hockey – at Lethbridge, 7:00 p.m. MST (Lethbridge, Alta.)
Women’s Volleyball – at Alberta, 7:30 p.m. MST (Edmonton, Alta.)

Away Schedule – Saturday
Women’s Wrestling – Clan Invitational Day 2, 9:00 a.m. PST (Burnaby, B.C.)
Women’s Hockey – at Lethbridge, 3:00 p.m. MST (Lethbridge, Alta.)
Women’s Volleyball – at Alberta, 5:00 p.m. MST (Edmonton, Alta.)
Men’s Volleyball – at Alberta, 6:30 p.m. MST (Edmonton, Alta.)

Women’s Basketball (U Sports Ranking: No. 2) – The Cougars collected a road sweep over Trinity Western last weekend, edging the Spartans by a 57-51 margin on Friday before exploding for an 85-47 win on Saturday. Now in fourth place in the Canada West standings with a 5-1 record, the Cougars close out the first half of the conference schedule this weekend at home against Saskatchewan (3-3). Game time is set for 6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.

Men’s Basketball – The Cougars won twice on the road at Trinity Western, but in very different fashions. Friday’s game saw the U of R dominate in a 107-74 win, which stands as the largest margin of victory in a road game in program history. Saturday’s game was completely different, as the Cougars had to battle back from a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter before holding on for a 100-94 win. The Cougars (4-2) host provincial rival Saskatchewan this Friday and Saturday at the CKHS. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. both nights.

Men’s Hockey – The Cougars are at home to close the 2016 portion of their Canada West schedule at home against the Lethbridge Pronghorns this weekend, with games scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday at The Co-operators Centre. The Cougars are coming off of a pair of road losses to Calgary, as the Dinos won in double overtime last Friday before completing the sweep with a 6-1 win on Saturday. The U of R and the Pronghorns have already met twice during conference play, as the two teams split a weekend series in Lethbridge in early October.

Track & Field – After warming up with an intrasquad meet two weekends ago, the Cougars will compete in the Larmer Friendship Games this Saturday, their first official meet of the season on Saturday. Held at the Regina Fieldhouse, the meet is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. and wrap up at 8 p.m. After the Games this weekend, the Cougars will take a break from competition until mid-January.

Women’s Hockey – The fifth-place Cougars (7-6-1-0) are coming off a weekend sweep of Calgary, as the Cougars topped the Dinos 3-2 and 4-2 on home ice. Jaycee Magwood had a four-point weekend, capped off by two goals and one assist on Saturday. Bailey Braden also had three points in Saturday's win while Morgan Baker and Jane Kish each earned a win in net. The Cougars hit the road this weekend, heading to Lethbridge to battle the Pronghorns (2-9-1-2).

Women’s Volleyball – The Cougars fell to 0-8 on the season after losing twice to No. 5-ranked UBC Okanagan over the weekend at the CKHS. Leah Sywanyk was the top statistical player for the U of R, finishing with 10 kills and seven aces while hitting .346 over the two matches. The team will close out the first half of the Canada West schedule this weekend with road matches against No. 1 Alberta (8-0) on Friday and Saturday.

Men’s Volleyball – The Cougars (0-8) lost twice to UBC Okanagan last weekend, with both matches being decided in four sets. The highlight of the weekend for the U of R was likely the play of rookie P.J. Seekings, who had kills on his only two attacks on Friday and exploded for 11 kills off the bench on Saturday. For the weekend, Seekings had a total of 13 kills and hit at an impressive .526 clip. The Cougars travel to Edmonton this weekend for two road matches against No. 4-ranked Alberta (6-2).

Wrestling (Women’s U Sports Ranking: No. 5 / Men’s U Sports Ranking: No. 6) – The men's team placed second in the overall standings at the Huskie Open in Saskatoon on the weekend, led by Gaelan Malloy and Waylon Decoteau who both finished atop their weight classes. Olivia-Ann McDonnell and Sena Debia each placed fifth to help the women's team to a sixth-place overall finish. The women's team will send wrestlers to Burnaby, B.C. to compete in the Clan Invitational at Simon Fraser University on Friday and Saturday.

Swimming – The Cougars combined for five medals last weekend at the Canada West Swimming Championships, with Eva Madar winning three of them and Noah Choboter adding two. Madar won silver medals in the 50-metre and 100-metre butterfly and a bronze in the 100-metre freestyle, while Choboter won bronze in the 100-metre and 200-metre backstroke. As a team, the Cougars set 12 new school records including new marks in five of the six relay events. Madar and Mitchell Hebert both qualified for the U Sports Championships next February, giving the Cougars a total of seven swimmers that have hit national standards this season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RIP Joe McKnight, I feel terrible for this senseless road rage murder.