Women on the verge of making history
by Blaine Meller
Two of Mount Royal’s varsity athletic squads are on the verge of tying a unique school record.
Since the 1969-70 season, Mount Royal’s athletic teams have compiled 20 undefeated seasons, and on four occasions, two squads finished their campaigns with zeros in the loss column.
The current season has already seen one team finish undefeated – the Cougars women’s soccer team – and a second squad, the women’s volleyball team, is closing in on their own unblemished record.
Both the women’s soccer and volleyball teams have previously registered multiple undefeated seasons, nine and three respectively
A third team, the women’s hockey squad, had its undefeated season quashed following a 5-4 road loss to MacEwan Jan. 29, the team’s 20th game this season.
All-time, the women’s soccer team leads with nine undefeated seasons, followed by men’s soccer (four), women’s volleyball (three), women’s basketball (two) and men’s basketball and volleyball (one each). The men’s and women’s hockey teams have yet to finish a season with no losses.
It has also been confirmed that Mount Royal will play host to the 2010 — 11 ACAC women’s volleyball championships Feb. 25-27. The Cougars were awarded the tournament by virtue of being in first place at the Christmas break.
The men’s provincial volleyball championships will take place at King’s University College, also Feb. 25-27.
The locations for the ACAC provincial basketball championships, March 4-6, had not been officially determined as of press time.