University sports round-up: Oct. 7

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Rams extend winning streak to three

Jonathan Hamelin
Sports Editor

Football

The Rams won their third Canada West game in a row last weekend by topping the University of Alberta Golden Bears 40-8 at Mosaic Stadium.

Marc Mueller went 20-31 for 274 yards and two touchdowns, Adrian Charles had 104 yards rushing and a touchdown and Mark McConkey grabbed five catches for 44 yards as Regina piled up 497 yards of offence.

Linebacker Bruce Anderson led the Rams on defence with seven total tackles. Defensive back Jamir Walker picked up his fourth interception of the season. He leads the conference in this category.

At 4-1-0, Regina remained tied with the University of Calgary Dinos for first. Alberta was second at 2-2-0.

Mueller was named the Canada West offensive player of the week.

Cross-Country

Kelly Wiebe finished first and Iain Fyfe finished second for the Cougars at the University of Saskatchewan cross-country open this past weekend.

Wiebe had a time of 22 minutes 37 seconds on the 7.5 kilometre course. Fyfe had a time of 23:20. The other Cougars men’s runners to finish in the to 20 were Matt Johnson (sixth, 23:43) and Dale Wig finished in (14th, 24:17). The men’s team finished second behind Calgary.

It was Wiebe’s third victory in three events this season.

For the women’s team, Karissa LePage (3rd, 16:27) was the lone top 20 finisher in the 4.5 kilometre course. Lisa Benz (21st, 17:36) just missed the top 20.

The cross-country team is back in action on Oct. 15 at the Minot State Invitational.

Softball

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the Cougars 5-1 in the Alberta Intercollegiate Women’s Fastball Association championship final in Calgary last weekend.

Even though they lost, Regina will be competing in the national collegiate women’s fastball championship starting on Saturday in Saskatoon.

Regina began the tournament on Saturday by topping the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns 9-0. The Cougars then proceeded to crush the University of Calgary Dinos 7-0. Shirrae Muhr was the victorious pitcher in each game. Regina suffered its first loss on Saturday, falling 8-1 to the Huskies.

In the first game of the playoffs for Regina on Sunday, they got by Calgary 11-7. Jenna Tanner was the winning pitcher. Thanks to the victory, the Cougars advanced to the final.

Regina third baseman Kelsey Gullickson went 12-17 with a .706 batting average and was the tournament’s leading hitter. She went 12-for-17, good for a .706 batting average. Gullickson and Cougars shortstop Jill Huber were selected as first-team all-stars. Regina outfielder Tory Gillis was named a second-team all-star.

Women’s Basketball

The Cougars won a pair of preseason games last weekend against the Lakehead University Thunderwolves.

On Friday, Regina beat the Thunderwolves 86-47. The Cougars topped Lakehead 92-81 on Saturday. Both games were played at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport.

Regina travels to Edmonton for a preseason tournament this weekend.

Men’s Basketball

Regina dropped a pair of preseason games to Lakehead last weekend in Ontario.

The Thunderwolves topped the Cougars 110-89 on Friday and earned an 88-64 decision over them on Saturday.

Regina faced the Briercrest College Clippers on Wednesday. Results were not available as of press time.

Men’s Volleyball

The Cougars compete in a preseason tournament in Brandon, Man., last weekend.

Results were unavailable at source. Regina is to host a preseason tournament this weekend at the CKHS.

Women’s Volleyball

Regina took part in a preseason tournament in Winnipeg last weekend.

Results were unavailable at source. The Cougars are to take part in the West Coast Invitational preseason tournament starting on Oct. 22 in Vancouver
 

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