Thursday, October 13, 2016

This Week In Cougar Athletics

Home Schedule – Friday
Women’s Basketball – vs. Lethbridge, 4:30 p.m. (CKHS)
Women’s Hockey – vs. Lethbridge, 7:00 p.m. (The Co-operators Centre)
Men’s Volleyball – vs. Brandon, 7:30 p.m. (CKHS)

Home Schedule – Saturday
Women’s Soccer – vs. Manitoba, 12:00 p.m. (U of R Field)
Women’s Basketball – vs. Lethbridge, 1:30 p.m. (CKHS)
Women’s Hockey – vs. Lethbridge, 3:00 p.m. (The Co-operators Centre)
Men’s Volleyball – vs. Brandon, 5:00 p.m. (CKHS)

Home Schedule – Sunday
Women’s Soccer – vs. Winnipeg, 12:00 p.m. (U of R Field)

Away Schedule – Friday
Men’s Hockey – at Lethbridge, 7:00 p.m. (Lethbridge, Alta.)
Men’s Basketball – at Brandon, 7:00 p.m. CDT (Brandon, Man.)

Away Schedule – Saturday
Men’s Hockey – at Lethbridge, 1:00 p.m. (Lethbridge, Alta.)
Rams Football – at Alberta, 1:00 p.m. (Edmonton, Alta.)
Women’s Volleyball – at Saskatchewan, 3:00 p.m. (Saskatoon, Sask.)

Women’s Hockey – The Cougars opened their Canada West schedule in style, defeating Mount Royal University on back-to-back days with 4-1 and 3-1 wins at The Co-operators Centre. Regina had seven different goal scorers on the weekend, including markers from rookies Lilla Carpenter-Boesch, Elise Endicott and Merissa Zerr. The Cougars are one of two teams in Canada West to be 2-0-0-0 after the opening weekend, and will host the 0-2-0-0 Lethbridge Pronghorns this weekend.

Women’s Soccer – Karlee Vorrieter’s strike in injury time propelled the Cougars to a 1-1 draw with the Saskatchewan Huskies at the U of R Field on Friday night, before the Huskies earned a 2-0 win in Saskatoon on Sunday. The Cougars (2-5-3) are back at home this weekend for crucial matches against the Manitoba Bisons and Winnipeg Wesmen. Regina heads into the weekend in a three-way tie for fifth in Canada West’s Prairie Division, which will see the top six teams advance to the Canada West playoffs.

Rams Football (CIS Ranking: No. 4) – Coming off the conference-wide bye week, the first-place Rams return to action this Saturday with a road game against the University of Alberta (0-5). Winners of four consecutive games, a win for the Rams would not only clinch a postseason berth, but also leave them just one win away from locking down their first home playoff date since the 2012 campaign. Game time is set for 1 p.m. (RM2,

Cross Country (Men’s CIS Ranking: No. 10) – The men’s team worked its way into the CIS Top Ten after a sixth-place performance at the Western Washington Classic in Bellingham, Wash. on Saturday, a meet also attended by Canada West schools Victoria and Trinity Western. Adam Strueby was the team’s top finisher for the third time in three races this season, placing ninth with a 10K time of 31:53. The Cougars will compete next at the Saskatchewan Age Class Championships on Oct. 22 in Yorkton.

Men’s Hockey – Regina was idle last weekend after wrapping up their non-conference schedule south of the border two weekends ago. Head coach Todd Johnson and the Cougars will open their 2016-17 Canada West season on the road this weekend, travelling to Lethbridge to battle the Pronghorns in a two-game set.

Men’s Volleyball – With Canada West play looming, the Cougars play their final non-conference matches this weekend at the CKHS as they host Brandon on Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (5:00 p.m.). The Cougars will then have a weekend off before playing host to Trinity Western in their conference openers on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29.

Swimming – The Cougars opened the 2016-17 season at the Black and Green Challenge on Friday at the Lawson Aquatic Centre. Noah Choboter, Brent Hill, and rookies Jacob Korpan and Brian Palaschuk all hit Canada West standards on the men’s side, while Eva Madar hit the conference mark in both the 50-metre freestyle and the 50-metre butterfly for the women’s team. The Cougars are preparing for their first major meet of the year, as they’ll compete in the Odlum Brown Colleges Cup in Vancouver on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6.

Men’s Basketball – The Cougars competed at the Calgary Cup over the weekend, losing to host schools Mount Royal and Calgary by scores of 85-73 and 89-72 on Thursday and Friday before suffering a 70-67 loss to Windsor on Saturday on a three-pointer at the buzzer. The team resumes its non-conference schedule this Friday night with a game at Brandon.

Women’s Volleyball – After a weekend off, the Cougars return to the court this weekend with a pair of road non-conference matches at Saskatchewan. They’ll battle the Huskies at 3 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, then prepare for their Canada West season openers on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 at home against Trinity Western.

Women’s Basketball – The Cougars improved to 5-0 against CIS competition this season after compiling wins over Ryerson, Saskatchewan, and Carleton to win the six-team Cougar Classic hosted over the weekend at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport. The team will put its undefeated record on the line this weekend with two more non-conference home games, as the Cougars host Lethbridge on Friday (4:30 p.m.) and Saturday (1:30 p.m.) at the CKHS.

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