Cougars’ Corner: Soccer kicks off
Strap the cleats up and prepare for some CIS action
Bobby Danger Jones
Grab your face paint and call all the rowdies.
The first Cougar sport to kick off the season (no pun intended) is Soccer. Our Lads and ladies are set to tear up the turf their second season in the Canada West division, and are looking forward to a fresh pitch to compete on.
The Mount Royal Cougars women’s soccer team will open the 2013 season Sept. 7 at 12:00 p.m. at the Mount Royal University home field, in the first rendition of the Crowchild Classic facing the Dinos.
For those not familiar, the Crowchild Classic is every battle between the University of Calgary and MRU, involving eight different sports throughout the year, the winner claiming Canada West supremacy in Calgary.
The Women’s team looks to improve on last season and beat the team that finished one place ahead of them in the standings last year — those same U of C Dinos. The women’s record last season was 3-6-3 winning all three games on the road and finishing 10th overall. Go out and enjoy some soccer while the weather still permits it, and take advantage of the BBQ, prizes and an enjoyable Saturday afternoon.
The Men are on the road to start their soccer season in the province of Manitoba. They will face the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Sept.6th and Sept. 7th in back-to-back games, both set to start at 8 p.m. local time. The men look to rebound from a rough first season in the CIS, where they went 2-12-1 in 2012.
The men’s squad will host the University of Fraser Valley September 14th for the season opener at the MRU field, which will be another fun-filled day with prizes, a BBQ and good soccer.