Friday, October 22, 2010

Whats Happening At The U of R

Home Events
Football – vs. Calgary, Friday (7:00 p.m.) at Mosaic Stadium

Away Events
Men’s Basketball – at Montana State-Northern, Thursday (7:00 p.m.) in Havre, Mont.
Men’s Basketball – at Great Falls, Friday (7:00 p.m.) in Great Falls, Mont.
Men’s Volleyball – at SAIT, Friday (7:00 p.m.) in Cochrane, Alta.
Women’s Volleyball – at West Coast Classic, Saturday to Sunday in Vancouver, B.C.
Men’s and Women’s Wrestling – at University of Calgary Open, Saturday in Calgary, Alta.
Women’s Soccer – at Victoria, Saturday (1:00 p.m. PDT) in Victoria, B.C.
Men’s Basketball – at Dickinson State, Saturday (3:00 p.m.) in Dickinson, N.D.
Men’s Volleyball – at Mount Royal, Saturday (6:00 p.m.) in Calgary, Alta.
Women’s Soccer – at Fraser Valley, Sunday (1:00 p.m.) in Abbotsford, B.C.

Rams Football (CIS Ranking: No. 3) – The Rams (5-1) moved up one spot in the FRC-CIS Top Ten poll this week after defeating Manitoba 41-19 on Saturday afternoon in Winnipeg. Adrian Charles continued his spectacular season, rushing for 222 yards and two touchdowns and being named the Canada West and CIS Offensive Player of the Week. The Rams play their final home game of the conference schedule on Friday against Calgary (4-2), and a win will guarantee a home playoff game for the first time since the 2007 season. Game time is 7 p.m. at Mosaic Stadium.

Women’s Soccer – The Cougars (3-5-2) registered a home split last weekend, losing 1-0 to Calgary on Saturday before recovering for their program-record third win of the season on Sunday against Lethbridge. Zoe Threlfall and Meagan Cormier both scored in the victory for the Cougars, who sit in seventh place in the Canada West standings with 11 points. Regina will finish off the conference schedule with four road games beginning this weekend at Victoria on Saturday and at Fraser Valley on Sunday.

Women’s Hockey (CIS Ranking: No. 9) – The Cougars (3-1-0) moved into the CIS Top Ten with a two-game sweep over Saskatchewan, defeating the Huskies 4-2 in Regina on Friday and scoring a 3-2 comeback win on Saturday in Saskatoon. Rianne Wight was again the catalyst for the Cougar offence, scoring twice in each game and adding an assist on Saturday, while fourth-year goaltender Lisa Urban turned aside a total of 68 shots over the two games. Regina will have a week off before returning to action on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at UBC.

Men’s Hockey – The Cougars (3-3-0) split for the third consecutive weekend, edging Saskatchewan 2-1 in Saskatoon on Friday before suffering a 9-1 loss to the Huskies in the back end of the home-and-home on Saturday in Regina. Making his first start of his Canada West career, A.J. Whiffen turned aside 33 shots in Friday’s win. The team will have a week off before hosting UBC on Oct. 29 and 30 at The Co-Operators Centre.

Men’s Basketball – The Cougars split a non-conference series with the University of Toronto, losing 100-79 to the Varsity Blues in Estevan on Thursday and winning 90-83 on Friday night at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport. Paul Gareau sparked the Cougars in the win on Friday, as the third-year forward scored a game-high 25 points and went 12-for-14 from the field. The team will play three road games in three consecutive nights this weekend, as they’ll play Montana State-Northern on Thursday, Great Falls on Friday, and Dickinson State on Saturday.

Men’s Volleyball – The Cougars will have their final two matches this weekend before the Canada West schedule starts. They’ll square off with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology on Friday night in Cochrane, Alta. and play Mount Royal on Saturday night in Calgary. The U of R starts conference play on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 at Manitoba.

Women’s Volleyball – The Cougars are back in action this weekend at the West Coast Classic, a non-conference tournament hosted by UBC. The U of R will play Trinity Western and UBC Okanagan on Saturday and on Sunday against an opponent to be announced. The Manitoba Bisons will be the first test on the Canada West schedule for the Cougars, as they’ll travel to Winnipeg for a pair of matches on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6.

Wrestling – The Cougars have their first meet of the season this weekend, as both the men’s and the women’s teams will compete in the University of Calgary Open on Saturday. After this weekend, the team will host Lakehead University in duals on Oct. 29 in Weyburn and on Oct. 30 at the CKHS in Regina.

Cross Country (Men’s CIS Ranking: No. 7) – Kelly Wiebe and Iain Fyfe finished one-two to lead the men’s team to a first-place finish at the Minot State Invitational. Karissa LePage was the women’s team’s top finisher, placing fifth overall in the individual standings. The Cougars, who rose one spot to No. 7 in this week’s CIS Top Ten, will be back in action at the Stewart Cup in Calgary on Oct. 30.

Women’s Basketball – The Cougars had a 2-1 record at the Shoot for the Cure Garbonzo’s Invitational at the University of Manitoba over the weekend. They lost 83-71 to a senior women’s all-star team on Friday, but scored a 71-51 win over Manitoba on Saturday and edged Concordia 69-67 on Sunday thanks to Danielle Schmidt’s pair of free throws with just a second remaining on the game clock. The Cougars, who were 6-1 against CIS competition during the non-conference schedule, were picked to finish first in the Canada West preseason coaches’ poll and start their conference season on Oct. 29 and 30 at home against Brandon.

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