2016-17 Women's Volleyball News

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    March 07, 2017
    Robyn Potolicki wins Canada West Community Service Award EDMONTON – For the first time in a decade, the Canada West Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year hails from the University of Alberta.
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    March 04, 2017
    Cougars steal one set in game two but fall short in quarterfinal series LANGLEY – The No. 4-ranked Trinity Western women’s volleyball team earned a spot in the Canada West Final Four for the ninth straight year after knocking off Mount Royal 3-1 (25-14, 25-13, 23-25, 25-21) in Game 2 of the conference quarter-finals to complete the series sweep Friday at the Langley Events Centre.
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    March 03, 2017
    Spartans strike first in Canada West quarterfinal series against the Cougars LANGLEY – On the strength of an 18-kill performance from Trinity Western’s Sophie Carpentier (Ottawa), the Spartans took Game 1 of their Canada West Quarter-Final series over Mount Royal 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-22) Thursday at the Langley Events Centre.
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    March 01, 2017
    Cougars head over the Rockies for first round matchup with the Spartans The Spartans have been one of the country’s most dominant volleyball programs since joining Canada West in 1999. The Mount Royal program has also shown considerable growth in their short time in the conference, making the playoffs in three of its first five seasons. The pressure of a playoff series could give Mount Royal a chance to claim their first ever win over Trinity Western.
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    February 26, 2017
    Cougars complete weekend sweep over Wesmen WINNIPEG - The Mount Royal University Cougars completed their regular season schedule with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-12) victory over the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Saturday evening in Winnipeg.
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    February 25, 2017
    Wesmen fall to Cougars in three WINNIPEG - The Mount Royal University Cougars opened up their weekend series against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen posting a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-18) victory at the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium in Winnipeg Friday evening.
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    February 19, 2017
    Cougars can punch playoff ticket with win in Winnipeg The formula is simple for Mount Royal; win and their in. The Cougars will seal up a playoff spot with just one win this weekend. Sitting two wins ahead of Brandon and MacEwan, the Cougars are in the driver’s seat and will face the last-place Winnipeg Wesmen in the final weekend of the year.
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    February 18, 2017
    Cougars need a little extra in the third to complete the sweep CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars (10-12) took down the Saskatchewan Huskies (6-16) on Saturday evening at Kenyon Court, winning in straight sets 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 28-26).
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    February 17, 2017
    Cougars improve playoff chances with three set victory over Huskies The Mount Royal Cougars (9-12) dominated their match against the Saskatchewan Huskies (6-15) on Friday evening on Kenyon Court, winning in straight sets (25-18, 25-17, 25-20).
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    February 13, 2017
    Cougars and Huskies battle for playoff positioning on Kenyon Six of the seven Canada West playoff spots are sewn up and Mount Royal is looking to grab the seventh. They sit tied with Brandon and MacEwan with eight wins but have two games in hand. The Huskies are two wins behind Mount Royal and would likely have to win out to earn a postseason berth.
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    February 11, 2017
    Cassidy Kitchen and Company shut down Bobcats CALGARY- After a disappointing loss a night prior, the Mount Royal Cougars (8-12) dominated in all facets of the game against the Brandon Bobcats (8-14) on Saturday evening on Kenyon Court, winning in straight sets (25-13, 25-19, 25-20).
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    February 10, 2017
    Bobcats win dramatic five-setter on the road against Mount Royal CALGARY –The Brandon Bobcats defeated the Mount Royal Cougars 3-2 (22-25, 25-16, 25-17, 16-25, 15-12) in a five-set thriller Friday night on Kenyon Court. Nikala Majewski scored a team-high 17.0 points in the victory. Mount Royal’s Alex Donaghy led all scorers with 19.5 points in the match.
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    February 07, 2017
    Cougars and Bobcats clash on Kenyon Court The Cougars and Bobcats both enter this weekend’s set with seven wins on the year. However Mount Royal has two matches in hand on the Bobcats who have already played 20. Mount Royal occupies the seventh and final playoff spot in the conference and would like to create some separation with Brandon this weekend.
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    February 04, 2017
    Pandas down Cougars in three straight sets to take first match of the weekend EDMONTON - The University of Alberta Pandas set a new program with their 17th consecutive win to start a season, knocking off the visiting Mount Royal Cougars 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-17) Friday night at Saville Community Sports Centre.
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    February 04, 2017
    Pandas sweep Cougars after three set win on Saturday evening EDMONTON – Spinning a game-high 15 kills, senior outside hitter Meg Casault tailored another great performance as she closes in on the Canada West all-time career kill record, leading the No.1 University of Alberta Pandas to a second consecutive straight-sets win (25-20, 25-23, 25-20) over the Mount Royal University Cougars, Friday night at Saville Community Sports Centre.
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    January 30, 2017
    Cougars head north to take on the Pandas Mount Royal has won two straight matches but will run into the red-hot Alberta Pandas this coming weekend. The Pandas are 16-0 this season and sit atop the Canada West table. Last season the Pandas knocked off the Cougars in the first round of the Canada West playoffs before falling to the eventual champions from Trinity Western.
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    January 29, 2017
    Huskies complete weekend sweep of the Cougars, extend win streak to nine SASKATOON – With a 78-50 win over the visiting Mount Royal University Cougars Saturday night on Ron & Jane Graham Court at the PAC, the No. 9 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies completed the weekend sweep and extended its win streak to nine games.
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    January 28, 2017
    Cougars keep playoff hopes alive with 3-1 win over Griffins CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars (7-9) took down the MacEwan University Griffins (4-14) for the second straight night, this time in four sets (25-21, 17-25, 25-22, 25-18).
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    January 27, 2017
    Cougars come all the way back after going down 2-0 CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars came back from a 2-0 set deficit to defeat the MacEwan Griffins on Friday night at Kenyon Court (20-25, 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 17-15).
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    January 26, 2017
    Griffins come into Kenyon for two against the Cougars The Cougars have to get off their current three-game losing streak now if they want to have a shot at a second consecutive postseason berth. Two wins this weekend could vault Mount Royal into a playoff spot, depending on the other results around the conference.
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    January 22, 2017
    UBC hands MRU third straight loss VANCOUVER - The UBC Thunderbirds (13-3) swept aside the Mount Royal Cougars (5-9) in straight sets Saturday night (25-16, 25-19, 25-17), sweeping both matches in the important weekend series.
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    January 20, 2017
    Cougars can't solve potent UBC attack, fall 3-1 in Vancouver VANCOUVER - In an up-and-down grind, the UBC Thunderbirds defeated the Mt. Royal Cougars 3-1 (25-15, 16-25, 28-26, 25-18) at War Memorial Gym.
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    January 19, 2017
    Mount Royal heads to Vancouver to tangle with the Thunderbirds The Cougars are rested after a much-needed bye week. Two weekends ago, Mount Royal lost to the winless Regina Cougars, who had previously won just a single set. Mount Royal is just two points out of a playoff spot and will likely need to collect a victory this weekend to keep pace in the conference.
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    January 07, 2017
    Regina records first win of the season over Mount Royal REGINA – Mount Royal took convincing wins in the opening two sets and held off the University of Regina in the third for a three-set sweep on Friday night in a Canada West women's volleyball match at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.
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    January 06, 2017
    Mount Royal wins handily on the road in Regina REGINA – Mount Royal took convincing wins in the opening two sets and held off the University of Regina in the third for a three-set sweep on Friday night in a Canada West women’s volleyball match at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.
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    January 05, 2017
    Mount Royal heads east for the annual "Battle of the Cougars" The Cougars head east to play Regina in the first game back after the holiday break. Both sides are looking to snap lengthy losing streaks this weekend. Mount Royal enters the weekend having lost their last four matches while Regina has yet to record a victory this season.
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    December 05, 2016
    Spartans drop Cougars in four sets CALGARY- The Trinity Western Spartans (8-1) managed to take down the Mount Royal Cougars (4-5) on Friday evening on Kenyon Court (25-18, 26-24, 19-25, 25-17).
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    December 05, 2016
    Spartans finish off Cougars in second game of back-to-back CALGARY- The Trinity Western Spartans are heading into the December break with a 9-1 record on the year after knocking down the 4-6 Mount Royal Cougars in straight sets on Saturday afternoon (25-16, 25-22, 25-23).
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    November 28, 2016
    Dinos tame Cougars, cruise to 3-1 victory CALGARY - The Dinos travelled to Mount Royal on Saturday night. The Cougars came out attacking early on in the first set. After a Brianna Solberg service error, Mount Royal built a comfortable lead with some impressive kills. The Dinos were not happy with the start, calling their first timeout after a Robyn Potolicki kill made it 5-0 for the Cougars.
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    November 24, 2016
    Cougars and Dinos renew their rivalry in first Crowchild Classic game Both teams enter Thursday night’s contest having been recognized nationally. The Dinos are the No. 6 ranked team in Canada this season. The Cougars are unranked but have received 12 points in the national coach’s poll. This Crowchild Classic game could be a preview of a first round matchup in February.
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    November 24, 2016
    Cougars lose in straight sets to the Dinos on the road CALGARY- The Dinos swept city rivals, the MRU Cougars Thursday, Nov. 24, in a dominate performance, never letting the Cougars surpass 19 points in a single set (25-16, 25-16, 25-19).
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    November 19, 2016
    Cougars hand No. 2 Heat first loss of the season CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars’ took down the UBC Okanogan Heat in five sets on Saturday night on Kenyon Court (25-27, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18, 15-10).
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    November 18, 2016
    Early deficit proves too much for Cougars to handle CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars dropped their second game of the year on Friday night at Kenyon Court, falling to the still perfect UBC Okanagan Heat 3-1. (22-25, 18-25, 25-20, 20- 25)
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    November 16, 2016
    No. 2 UBC Okanagan comes to town to face Mount Royal The Cougars will face their toughest test of the year this weekend when the No. 2 UBC Okanagan Heat come into Kenyon Court. The Cougars have not had the toughest schedule to date, so this will be a real litmus test for the squad to see where they stand within the conference.
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    November 13, 2016
    Cougars fall in five to the Wolfpack KAMLOOPS: The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack are back to .500 in Canada West women’s volleyball. The ‘Pack needed a full five sets to dispose of the previously unbeaten Mount Royal University Cougars on Saturday (Nov 12) at the Tournament Capital Centre. The scores were 25-17,22-25,20-25,25-21,15-12.
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    November 11, 2016
    Cougars take first road game of the season against the Wolfpack in Kamloops KAMLOOPS - The Mount Royal Cougars have moved to 3-0 this young Canada West women’s volleyball season. They opened up a weekend series with the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack by taking them 3-1 Friday night (Nov 11) at the Tournament Capital Centre.
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    November 07, 2016
    Cougars and WolfPack clash in important early season series Both teams come into this weekend’s matchup with two victories. Mount Royal is undefeated at 2-0 and TRU is 2-2 after results on both ends of a weekend sweep. Neither team will want to concede an inch as these two matches could prove very important for playoff positioning come February.
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    October 29, 2016
    Cougars need five sets to complete sweep of the Bisons CALGARY The Mount Royal Cougars continued their strong play during their home opening weekend, defeating the Manitoba Bisons for a second straight night at Kenyon Court, by a score of 3-2 (23-25, 25-16, 25-15, 15-25, 15-11).
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    October 28, 2016
    Cougars come from behind to down the Bisons in home opener CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars won their first game of the season in dramatic fashion on Friday night at Kenyon court, defeating the Manitoba Bisons 3-2 (18-25, 25-15, 25-27, 25-22, 15-11).
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    October 27, 2016
    Mount Royal opens the season at home against Manitoba The Cougars made the playoffs for the second time in program history. Although bowing out in two straight matches, the Cougars showed that they are clearly, program on the rise. The Bisons on the other hand are in a rebuilding phase and were ranked 11th in the coaches poll.
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