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Halloween weekend

Autumn McDowell
Sports Editor

While most people were out getting drunk dressed as the sexy version of a regular thing last weekend, the Cougars teams were hard at work getting W’s.

Men’s hockey

The debate for which school has the better Cougars team in Canada West is yet to be solved.

After registering a 2-1 victory over the visiting Mount Royal Cougars on night No. 1, the Regina Cougars men’s hockey team fell to the visitors 6-3 on night No. 2, leaving the weekend with another split.

Goaltender Lucas Gore got the start on Friday night and stopped 28 of 29 shots that came his way. And goals by Tyler Henry and Tyler Murray helped Regina roll to an easy victory. Unfortunately, the next night wasn’t so kind.

According to the U of R Cougars, everything that could go wrong did go wrong on Saturday night.

Mount Royal built up a 4-0 lead in the first period, and although the Cougars scrabbled together three goals, they could not crawl out of the hole from the first period.

Before taking on the University of Saskatchewan in a home-and-home series on Nov. 9-10, Regina will enjoy a bye week. You know what that means: bye week, booze week.

Women’s soccer   

With their shootout victory over the visiting Saskatchewan Huskies on Sunday, the women’s soccer team has advanced to the Canada West Final Four for the first time in the program’s history.

The marathon game in the freezing cold October weather showcased the Cougars talent on both sides of the ball, and somehow managed to get roughly 600 fans huddled together to attempt and enjoy the icy game.

Fourth-year forward, Meagan Cormier – who scored in regulation, naturally – as well as Kayla McDonald, Adriana McCullough and Molly Glass who scored in the shootout, and goaltender, Stephanie Possberg, were the heroes for the Cougars on Sunday.

Sure, the other team members did their part, but everyone knows the players that actually get points on the board and stand in front of the ball – not the ones cheering them on from the bench – are the real winners here.

The Cougars will take on Trinity Western this Friday in hostile territory.

Cross Country

In their final competition before the CIS championships, the Cougars men’s and women’s cross country teams boasted impressive results at the Stewart Cup on Oct. 27 – even after battling the snow and sub-zero temperatures.

The men’s team finished at the top of the pack, literally, as they earned the top three spots in the race and dominated the podium. Kelly Wiebe finished first, obviously, while Iain Fyfe and Matt Johnson finished in second and third, respectively.

The men’s team finished a full 19-points ahead of second place Calgary, and with the impressive performance now rank seventh in the CIS.

The women’s side also had a strong weekend. Although, due to injuries, the Cougars were not able to finish a full team of five runners, standouts Karissa LePage and Avery Westberg took home third and fifth place at the meet.

Wiebe, Fyfe, Johnson, Michael Middlemiss, Adam Strueby, Sean Hooper, Marc Beaton, LePage and Westberg will travel to London, Ont. on Nov. 10 to represent Regina in the CIS championships.

1 comment

  1. annonymous 6 November, 2012 at 10:26

    About the womens soccer article. Im wondering if you have ever played a team sport a day in your life.. because if you did you might have actually realized that it is not all about the players on the field that certain day.. it is a team effort that gets a win INCLUDING anyone that may not be on the roster that day.  Everyone trains hard to get to the team point they have got to.  So don't go writing something you have no idea about.  

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