2016-17 Women's Volleyball News

  • Robyn Potolicki wins Canada West Community Service Award
    March 07, 2017
    EDMONTON – For the first time in a decade, the Canada West Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year hails from the University of Alberta.
  • Cougars steal one set in game two but fall short in quarterfinal series
    March 04, 2017
    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.
  • Spartans strike first in Canada West quarterfinal series against the Cougars
    March 03, 2017
    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.
  • Cougars head over the Rockies for first round matchup with the Spartans
    March 01, 2017
    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.
  • Cougars complete weekend sweep over Wesmen
    February 26, 2017
    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.
  • Wesmen fall to Cougars in three
    February 25, 2017
    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.
  • Cougars can punch playoff ticket with win in Winnipeg
    February 19, 2017
    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.
  • Cougars need a little extra in the third to complete the sweep
    February 18, 2017
    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).
  • Cougars improve playoff chances with three set victory over Huskies
    February 17, 2017
    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).
  • Cougars and Huskies battle for playoff positioning on Kenyon
    February 13, 2017
    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.
  • Cassidy Kitchen and Company shut down Bobcats
    February 11, 2017
    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).
  • Bobcats win dramatic five-setter on the road against Mount Royal
    February 10, 2017
    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.
  • Cougars and Bobcats clash on Kenyon Court
    February 07, 2017
    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.
  • Pandas down Cougars in three straight sets to take first match of the weekend
    February 04, 2017
    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.
  • Pandas sweep Cougars after three set win on Saturday evening
    February 04, 2017
    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.
  • Cougars head north to take on the Pandas
    January 30, 2017
    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.
  • Huskies complete weekend sweep of the Cougars, extend win streak to nine
    January 29, 2017
    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.
  • Cougars keep playoff hopes alive with 3-1 win over Griffins
    January 28, 2017
    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).
  • Cougars come all the way back after going down 2-0
    January 27, 2017
    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).
  • Griffins come into Kenyon for two against the Cougars
    January 26, 2017
    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.
  • UBC hands MRU third straight loss
    January 22, 2017
    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.
  • Cougars can't solve potent UBC attack, fall 3-1 in Vancouver
    January 20, 2017
    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.
  • Mount Royal heads to Vancouver to tangle with the Thunderbirds
    January 19, 2017
    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.
  • Regina records first win of the season over Mount Royal
    January 07, 2017
    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.
  • Mount Royal wins handily on the road in Regina
    January 06, 2017
    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.
  • Mount Royal heads east for the annual "Battle of the Cougars"
    January 05, 2017
    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.
  • Spartans drop Cougars in four sets
    December 05, 2016
    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).
  • Spartans finish off Cougars in second game of back-to-back
    December 05, 2016
    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).
  • Dinos tame Cougars, cruise to 3-1 victory
    November 28, 2016
    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.
  • Cougars and Dinos renew their rivalry in first Crowchild Classic game
    November 24, 2016
    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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