Thursday, September 26, 2013

U of R Sked This Weekend

Home EventsWomen’s Basketball – vs. Lakeland College, Thursday (5:00 p.m.) at CKHS
Women’s Soccer – vs. Calgary, Saturday (12:00 p.m.) at U of R Field
Women’s Soccer – vs. Lethbridge, Sunday (12:00 p.m.) at U of R Field
Away EventsMen’s Hockey – at Saskatchewan, Friday (7:00 p.m.) in Saskatoon, Sask.
Cross Country – at Roy Griak Invitational, Saturday (9:50 a.m. CDT) in Minneapolis, Minn.
Rams Football – at Manitoba, Saturday (1:00 p.m. CDT) in Winnipeg, Man.
Women’s Soccer – The Cougars are now 2-2-1 on the season and sit in a tie for sixth place in the Canada West standings after their home-opening weekend. The U of R was topped 3-0 by No. 6-ranked UBC on Saturday, but recovered with a better effort on Sunday in a 0-0 draw with No. 3-ranked and defending CIS champion Trinity Western. The Cougars are back at home this weekend, as they host Calgary (4-0-1) on Saturday and Lethbridge (0-3-2) on Sunday at the U of R Field.
Rams Football – The Rams (1-3) took a four-point lead into the fourth quarter over visiting UBC last Saturday, but couldn’t hang on as the Thunderbirds took a 37-27 win at Mosaic to leapfrog the U of R in the Canada West standings. Though they’re two games under .500, the Rams will have an opportunity to move into postseason position as they play Manitoba (2-2) on the road Saturday afternoon in Winnipeg. Catch the game live on the dial at 620 CKRM.
Women’s Basketball – The Cougars kick off their 2013-14 schedule with an exhibition game against Lakeland College on Thursday evening at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport (5:00 start). After Thursday, the Cougars will prepare for their first CIS competition of the season at the non-conference Accreon Helen Campbell Tournament hosted by the University of New Brunswick from Oct. 4 through Oct. 6.
Men’s Hockey – The Cougars lost a pair of afternoon non-conference games to Manitoba last weekend, falling 6-3 to the Bisons on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday. The team continues its non-conference schedule with its final tune-up game this weekend, as they’ll play at Saskatchewan on Friday night before opening the Canada West slate at home against Calgary on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5.
Cross Country – After a week off following the season-opening Cougar Trot, the U of R’s cross country teams will make the trek down to Minneapolis to run in the Div. II category at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota. The women’s race starts just before 10:00 a.m. CDT, while the men’s race starts at 11:30.

Women’s Hockey – The Cougars went 1-2-0 at the Mandi Schwartz Challenge, opening with a 5-0 win over MacEwan before suffering a pair of close losses to Saskatchewan and Team Sask’s U18 team. Those were the only three non-conference games for the U of R before the Canada West schedule starts at Calgary on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5.

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