2017-18 MRU Cougars Women's Volleyball News

  • October 19 kicks off Canada West volleyball season
    June 20, 2018
    CALGARY - Canada’s premier volleyball conference returns to action Friday, October 19, as the 2018-19 Canada West men’s and women’s volleyball schedules were released Wednesday.
  • Cougars' latest recruit selected for Junior National Team
    May 29, 2018
    CALGARY - Nyadholi Thokbuom, the newest Cougar ready to hit the court for the 2018-19 season, was selected for Canada's Junior National Team this summer.
  • Donaghy highlights annual Cougar Night
    March 28, 2018
    CALGARY - Another season has come and gone and the Mount Royal Cougars Athletics and Recreation department hosted their annual Cougar Night at the Bella Concert Hall to celebrate the successes of the latest U SPORTS season.
  • Muscle Milk Athletes of the Month: February
    March 01, 2018
    CALGARY - Two volleyball players have been named the Muscle Milk Athletes of the Month for the month of February. 
  • Donaghy earns Canada West Second Team All-Star honours
    February 27, 2018
    EDMONTON – A total of five players in their first or second year of eligibility were honoured as 2017-18 Canada West women’s volleyball all-stars Tuesday, as the conference’s youth movement in the sport was on full display.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Feb. 20-26, 2018
    February 26, 2018
    CALGARY - The final Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 20-26 are men's hockey's Tanner Olstad and women's volleyball's Anna Carlson.
  • Cougars drop final home game to Dinos
    February 17, 2018
    CALGARY - What better way to end the season then the two Calgary teams facing off? The Cougars took on the Dinos on Kenyon court for the last game of the 2017/18 season. Although they lacked home court advantage it was the Dinos who came out on top in four sets after a close fight. The final scores were 25-18, 25-22, 21-25 and 25-22.
  • Cougars drop heartbreaker to Dinos
    February 15, 2018
    CALGARY – The third-ranked University of Calgary Dinos women's volleyball team faced some stiff competition in their final home game of the regular season, being forced into a fifth set before beating the cross-town rival Mount Royal Cougars 3-2 (25-13, 21-25, 25-19, 21-25, and 15-10) on Thursday night at the Jack Simpson Gym.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week: Feb. 6-12, 2018
    February 12, 2018
    CALGARY - Two outside hitters have been named the Under Armour and Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 6-12, 2018.
  • Cougars sweep Bobcats to tighten grip on final playoff spot
    February 10, 2018
    BRANDON – The Brandon Bobcats showed some late signs of life but it was too little too late as the visiting Mount Royal Cougars picked up a big 3-1 (25-20, 25-15, 24-26, 25-23) win to move one step closer to clinching a playoff spot on Saturday evening at the BU Healthy Living Centre.
  • Cougars come out victorious in five-set thriller
    February 09, 2018
    BRANDON – In what was essentially a must-win match for both the Brandon Bobcats and Mount Royal Cougars, the Cougars mounted an impressive comeback to tie the Bobcats in the Canada West standings. The Cougars battled back from a 2-0 deficit to take the match 3-2 (23-25, 19-25, 25-15, 25-17, 15-6) in front of a loud and raucous crowd.
  • Cougars defeated in Manitoba
    February 03, 2018
    WINNIPEG— The University of Manitoba Bisons push win streak to three straight in home win over Mount Royal University Cougars, 3-1 (25-13, 25-20, 20-25, 25-19) in women's volleyball on Friday (Feb. 2) at Investors Group Athletic Centre. Despite the Cougars pushing the game to four sets, the Bisons were able to maintain the momentum from their first half to pull off the win.
  • Cougars bounce back and earn weekend split
    February 03, 2018
    WINNIPEG – The Mount Royal University Cougars split a weekend series with the University of Manitoba Bisons following a 3-0 (20-25, 21-25, 18-25) win at the Investors Group Athletic Centre on Saturday, Feb. 3
  • Cougars earn split in Edmonton
    January 20, 2018
    EDMONTON – It was as if the MacEwan Griffins and Mount Royal Cougars switched jerseys for Saturday’s rematch.
  • Cougars fall in three straight sets to Griffins
    January 19, 2018
    EDMONTON – The recipe for a victory can sometimes be so difficult. Ask the MacEwan Griffins who suffered through a 12-game losing streak in the first semester of the Canada West women’s volleyball season.
  • Cougars take down Pandas at Keyon Court
    January 13, 2018
    CALGARY - Coming off a split weekend the Mount Royal Cougars were hopeful for a win as they took on the University of Alberta Pandas. The two teams met on Kenyon court on Jan. 12, 2018 for the first match of the weekend. After four hard-fought sets, the Cougars came out on top. The final scores were 25-14, 21-25, 25-21 and 25-21.
  • Cougars drop five set thriller to Pandas
    January 13, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars came into Saturday's game looking to take 2 straight and sweep the weekend versus the University of Alberta Pandas at Kenyon Court. A hard fought battle between these two evenly matched teams would end with the Pandas winning in 5 sets 21-25, 25-12, 22-25, 25-21, 16-14. Julia Zonneveld for the Pandas and Allisa Danndenault for the Cougars were the Booster Juice Players of the Game
  • WolfPack come from behind to defeat MRU
    January 06, 2018
    CALGARY - After winning their first match of the New Year the Cougars were unable to secure a second win. The Cougars took on the WolfPack for their second meeting of the weekend at Keynon Court. The WolfPack took the match in four sets. The final scores were, 19-25, 29-27, 25-16 and 25-20.
  • Cougars undefeated in 2018
    January 05, 2018
    CALGARY – Jan. 5, 2018 marked the first game of the New Year and second semester for The Mount Royal Cougars. Playing their first game back on home court versus the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack. After a refreshing holiday break the Cougars were able to secure a wine. The final scores were 25-18, 25-21 16-21 and 25-17.
  • Women's Volleyball Mid-Season Report
    December 15, 2017
    CALGARY – The Cougars women’s volleyball team battled injuries nearing the end of the first half and walked away with a 5-7 record, a couple of Top Ten rankings, and a whole lot of volleyball to play in 2018.
  • Cougars student-athletes honoured as Academic All-Canadians
    December 05, 2017
    CALGARY – At the Academic All-Canadians breakfast on Dec. 5, presented by Enterprise, forty-one of the Mount Royal University Cougars' student-athletes in four faculties have been named U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians for the 2016-17 season. 
  • Muscle Milk Athletes of the Month: November
    December 05, 2017
    CALGARY - Josh Ross and Alex Donaghy have been named the Muscle Milk Athletes of the Month for the month of November.
  • Cougars nearly complete the comeback but fall in five sets to UBC
    December 02, 2017
    CALGARY – The Cougars were unable to shut down the Thunderbirds on Kenyon Court. After night one of a two-night match up the Thunderbirds were up three sets to zero. The Cougars came in fighting on night two but were unable to defeat the Thunderbirds after taking them to five sets. The final scores of the second night matches were 25-22, 25-17, 17-25,12-25 and 15-12.
  • Cougars drop Friday game 3-0 to UBC
    December 01, 2017
    CALGARY - The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds take a clean sweep on night one of a two-night matchup versus the Mount Royal Cougars. The teams met for game one of two on Kenyon Court tonight, and the Thunderbirds took the match in three sets. The final scores were 25-17, 20-25 and 25-15.
  • Women's volleyball lose in five-set thriller
    November 25, 2017
    SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the Mount Royal University Cougars in a five-set thriller (25-23, 21-25, 21-25, 25-12, 15-13) Saturday night at Ron & Jane Centre Court at the PAC. With the win, Saskatchewan record improves to 4-6. Mount Royal falls to 5-4.
  • Mount Royal takes game one of weekend doubleheader 
    November 24, 2017
    SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan Huskies fell to the Mount Royal University Cougars in four sets (25-21, 24-26, 25-17, 25-12) Friday night on Ron & Jane Graham Centre Court at the PAC. Fifth-year Alex Donaghy lead the Cougars with match-highs in kills and service aces; 16 and five respectively. Donaghy also added 10 digs and four assists. Third-year Chantel Park had 13 kills and four digs while adding an assist and a service ace of her own. For the Huskies, second-year Emily Koshinsky recorded a team-high seven kills and 10 digs, adding an assist and two services aces.
  • Spartans complete weekend sweep of No. 8 Cougars
    November 18, 2017
    LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western’s Hilary Howe (Calgary) had match-high 14 kills to lead the Spartans to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-20) win over No. 8-ranked Mount Royal Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Spartans sweep Cougars in first matchup
    November 17, 2017
    LANGLEY, British Columbia – The unranked Trinity Western Spartans earned a straight set win over No. 8 Mount Royal Cougars tonight at the Langley Events Centre, in Langley, B.C. The 25-17, 25-19, and 25-12 victory improves TWU to 4-3, while the loss drops MRU to 4-3.
  • Cougars sweep aside Regina in first game of weekend series
    November 11, 2017
    CALGARY-It’s a clean sweep yet again on home court for the Mount Royal Cougars women’s volleyball team. It was the second home game of the season as Mount Royal took on the Regina Cougars. There was only room for one Cougars team to come out victorious, and Mount Royal came out on top. They took the match in three sets with scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-15.
  • Regina earns weekend split after win against the Cougars
    November 11, 2017
    CALGARY – The Regina Cougars earned a road weekend split after a 3-2 (25-13, 14-25, 12-25, 26-24, 15-10) victory over the Mount Royal Cougars. In the first, Regina came out flying and went up 7-1 before MRU head coach Sandra Lamb was forced to call a timeout. Sloppy play, miscommunications on defense and bad passing contributed to a tough first set for the hosting Cougars. They were unable to put together a comeback and dropped the first set 25-13.
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