CALGARY – Midfielders Jeff Blake and Kaitlin Brown have named the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of September 18-24, 2017.
Captain Jeff Blake was chosen as this week's Athlete of the Week for his outstanding play in the midfield in both draws over the weekend. The fifth-year played a key role on Saturday against the TRU WolfPack. His offensive and defensive prowess, as well as his ability to direct traffic in the midfield helped the Cougars earn a point in a wild game with the WolfPack that ended in a 2-2 draw. The Cougars went on to draw with the UBCO Heat in a scoreless game the following day on Stadium Field.
The Cougars now have a 2-3-3 record heading into a bye week before returning to action Thanksgiving weekend with a home-and-home series against the Calgary Dinos.
After a disappointing loss on Saturday's match against Winnipeg, the Mount Royal Cougars bounced back against the Manitoba Bisons on Sunday with a decisive 3-0 win. Rookie midfielder Kaitlin Brown scored the game winner and her first U SPORTS goal of her career just four minutes into the match. The Business student also had a game-high five shots on goal in the match.
Mount Royal's women's soccer team improved to 3-2-1 over the weekend. The Cougars host the Saskatchewan Huskies on Sept. 30 and the Regina Cougars on Oct. 1 with kickoff scheduled for 11:00 a.m.