University sports roundup – Oct. 21
Rams move into sole possession of first place
The Cougars swept the rival University of Saskatchewan Huskies last weekend in Canada West action.
On Friday, Regina earned a 4-2 victory at the Co-operators Centre and bested Saskatchewan 3-2 in Saskatoon on Saturday.
Rianne Wight, with two goals, Kendra Finch, and Kelcie McCutcheon scored for the Cougars. Lisa Urban made 29 saves for Regina in Friday’s game.
On Saturday, Wight scored two goals and McCutcheon added one. Urban made 39 saves.
Regina is tied for first in the conference with Calgary at 3-1-0. Saskatchewan is tied for third at 2-2. The Cougars have a bye this week.
Adrian Charles rushed closer to a number of records last weekend.
Charles piled up 222 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Rams topped the University of Manitoba Bisons 41-19 on Saturday in Canada West action.
The 222 yards by Charles was the third most single yards in a game by a Rams running back. His nine rushing touchdowns on the season leave him tied with former running back Neal Hughes for the most in a season by a Ram. With 111 more yards, Charles will become the first running back for the Rams to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season. He was named the Canada West player of the week as well.
Marc Mueller was 19/28 for 244 yards and two touchdowns for the Rams, while rushing for 70 yards. Chris King led Regina with 110 yards receiving, which included one touchdown. Bruce Anderson guided the defence with 8.5 total tackles.
The Rams (5-1-0) moved into sole possession of first in the conference thanks to the victory. Manitoba (1-5-0) is in last place. Regina hosts Calgary (4-2-0) on Friday, 7 p.m., Mosaic Stadium.
Make it four in a row for Kelly Wiebe.
The Cougars athlete picked up his fourth victory in a row last weekend at the Minot State Invitational. This helped the men’s team finish first overall.
Wiebe finished the eight-kilometre course in a time of 25 minutes 1 second. Other men to finish in the top 20 were Iain Fyfe (second, 25:53), Matt Johnson (fifth, 26:48), Dale Wig (sixth, 27:02) and Marc Beaton (15th. 28:24).
On the women’s side, Karissa LePage was the top finisher of the five-kilometre course for the Cougars, placing fifth with a time of 18:27. Lisa Benz finished 12th with a time of 19:34.
The cross-country team will be in action next weekend at the Stewart Cup in Alberta.
The Cougars won one and lost two preseason games over the weekend.
On Friday, the Cougars lost 83-71 to the Manitoba senior women’s all-stars at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport. The host Bisons beat them 71-51 on Saturday. Regina defeated the University of Concordia Stingers 69-67 on Sunday at the CKHS.
The Cougars have a bye week this week and have a preseason record of 7-2.
Regina split a pair of preseason games with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues last weekend.
On Thursday, in Estevan, Toronto earned a 100-79 victory. The Cougars responded with a 90-83 victory at the CKHS the next day.
Rookie Matt Campbell led the Cougars with 14 points, while Jeff Lukomski and Paul Gareau added 12 points each on Thursday.
On Friday, Gareau had 25 points to lead the Cougars. Lukomski added 14 points and had six assists.
Regina, which has a preseason record of 3-3, will be back in action this weekend in Montana and North Dakota.
The Cougars men’s and women’s wrestling teams open up their regular season this weekend.
Both teams will be competing at the U of C open this Saturday.
Regina continues preseason play with a pair of games in Alberta this weekend.
On Friday, the Cougars play the SAIT Trojans and they battle the Mount Royal Cougars on Saturday. Regina has a record of 2-8 so far in preseason play.
The Cougars are to play in a preseason tournament in B.C. this weekend.
Further details were unavailable at press time.
Regina has a preseason record of 2-7.