2018-19 MRU Cougars Women's Soccer News

  • Third Cougars' Coach Named to Canadian National Team Program
    December 12, 2018
    CALGARY – MRU Cougars women’s basketball coach Nate McKibbon will assistant coach Team Canada in the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship 2019. The coaching staff was announced by Canada Basketball last Friday. He joins the elite group of other Mount Royal University head coaches, who have been a part of Canadian national team programs.
  • Hardstaff & Hemans recognized by Canada West
    October 31, 2018
    Two Mount Royal Cougars women's soccer players have been recognized by the league. For the second consecutive year, Quinn Hardstaff has been named to the 2018 Second-Team All-Stars. Additionally Rose Hemans, who joined the Cougars this year from Crystal Palace Ladies FC, has been named to the 2018 Canada West All-Rookie team.
  • Shootout Loss Breaks Cougars' Hearts: UFV 1 (3) MRU 1 (2)
    October 25, 2018
    Langley, B.C. – The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team punched its ticket to the Canada West quarter-finals in the most dramatic fashion possible, outlasting the Mount Royal Cougars in a penalty shootout on Thursday evening.
  • Thorimbert and Holt lead Cougars to victory on Senior Day
    October 21, 2018
    CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars women’s soccer team closed their regular season with a game against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns on Sunday. Both teams were coming off a recent loss, and both were hoping to change that in their last game of the season. MRU scored one in both halves and took the contest 2-0 at Stadium Field.
  • Cougars fall 4-2 to Dinos
    October 19, 2018
    CALGARY- Round two of the women’s soccer Crowchild Classic took place at Cougar Stadium Field Friday afternoon with the Calgary Dinos completing the season sweep of their inner-city rival Mount Royal Cougars in a 4-2 contest.
  • Lesson in Langley: TWU 7 MRU 0
    October 13, 2018
    LANGLEY, B.C. – The Spartans (11-1-0) scored two first half goals before exploding for five more in the second half to earn a 7-0 win over Mount Royal at Chase Office Field.
  • Late Cascade goal sinks Cougars
    October 12, 2018
    Dadrao’s goal in the 79th minute on Friday evening was the difference as the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team edged the Mount Royal Cougars 1-0 at MRC Sports Complex.
  • Cougars settle for draw against Alberta
    October 07, 2018
    EDMONTON – As they continue to jostle for playoff positioning, the No. 10 University of Alberta Pandas and Mount Royal University Cougars battled to a 0-0 draw to maintain their current standing, Sunday afternoon at Foote Field.
  • Cougars unlucky in loss to Pandas
    October 06, 2018
    EDMONTON - Fifth-year Pandas keeper Rebecca Reif stopped all four shots she faced, as the Alberta Pandas earned their eighth conference win with a 2-0 shutout of the Mount Royal Cougars, Saturday afternoon at Foote Field.
    October 03, 2018
    The Canada West women's soccer game originally scheduled for Saturday, October 6 in Calgary between the Mount Royal Cougars and Alberta Pandas will now be played in Edmonton. The change comes after Calgary received its snowiest October day in more than a century, when more than 30 cm of snow fell on the Stampede City Tuesday. The decision to move the game from Mount Royal’s Cougars Stadium Field to Alberta’s Foote Field was made to ensure a suitable playing field will be available for the game. The rescheduled game will now be played Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. MT at Foote Field. Edmonton was left unscathed by the snowstorm earlier this week, and will also host the Cougars and Pandas regularly scheduled match on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. MT.
  • Late goal denies Cougars the win
    September 30, 2018
    CALGARY - On a Sunday afternoon at Mount Royal’s Stadium Field, their Mount Royal Cougars women’s soccer team took on the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. The Cougars came in hoping to continue their winning streak, and the Wesmen were hoping to get a first win of the season after a rough series of games. Through the bitter wind, the ladies charged forwards and after fierce competition, the teams ended up at a 2-2 tie.
  • Cougars fend off late Bison push, pick up fourth consecutive win
    September 29, 2018
    CALGARY- A late but unthreatening push from the Manitoba Bisons wasn’t enough to mount a comeback against the constructed Mount Royal Cougars Saturday morning as the Cougars pick up their fourth straight victory, holding on to a 2-1 score line at the Mount Royal Stadium Field.
  • Cougars storm past Huskies
    September 23, 2018
    SASKATOON – The Mount Royal Cougars women's soccer team controlled the proceedings right from the opening whistle as they defeated the Saskatchewan Huskies 3-0, on Sunday, Sept. 23, at Griffiths Stadium in Nutrien Park.
  • MRU scores win on ugly day in Regina
    September 22, 2018
    REGINA, Sask. – A miserable Saturday afternoon on the U of R Field saw Mount Royal University score two first-half goals and hang on for a 2-1 win over the University of Regina women’s soccer team.
  • Virtual reality takes to the soccer pitch
    September 17, 2018
    While they keep it real practising and playing on the pitch, the Mount Royal University’s women’s soccer team could soon be using virtual reality (VR) to help train and recruit off the field.
  • Cougars' attack helps takes down the WolfPack
    September 16, 2018
    CALGARY - A second-half offensive explosion got Mount Royal's their first three points on their home ground as a four-goal second half secured them a 4-1 win against Thompson Rivers WolfPack.
  • Cougars comeback falls short in home opener
    September 15, 2018
    CALGARY - Two goals less than five minutes apart was enough to hold a late second-half push by the Mount Royal Cougars who had their home-opening match spoiled at the hands of the UBCO Heat, holding on to a 2-1 score-line on a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon.
  • Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week, Sep. 4-11, 2018
    September 11, 2018
    CALGARY – Two soccer standouts have been chosen as the Under Armour & Players Bench Athletes of the Week for the week of September 4-11, 2018.
  • One goal settles it in Dinos favour
    September 09, 2018
    CALGARY – Amy Mikuska's penalty kick in the 81st minute stood up as the game-winner as the University of Calgary Dinos turned in a dominant performance in a 1-0 win over crosstown rival Mount Royal in Canada West women's soccer action Sunday at Dinosaur Field.
  • Robyn MacDonald seals opening day win for Cougars
    September 08, 2018
    LETHBRIDGE – Playing the opening game of the Canada West women's soccer season for both teams and on the strength of late second half goal, the Mount Royal Cougars spoiled the Lethbridge Pronghorns 2018 home opener with a 1-0 win.
  • 2018/19 Women's Soccer Season Preview
    September 04, 2018
    The 2018-19 Canada West women's soccer season kicks off this Saturday for Head Coach Tino Fusco and the Mount Royal Cougars women's soccer team. The Cougars look to take the next step and build on last year's playoff run which saw the team fall in penalties to the MacEwan Griffins.