2016-17 Women's Volleyball News

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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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    August 19, 2016
    Carlson, Dandenault & Davies commit to Mount Royal The Mount Royal Cougars women’s volleyball program is proud to announce the commitment of three student athletes for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Anna Carlson, Allisa Dandenault and Carly Davies will all look to make an immediate impact with the squad this fall.