Cougars Work Hard, Play Hard

(Beth Clark/ACC)

This past weekend saw the Assiniboine Community College Cougars volleyball and futsal teams in action. The futsal teams travelled to Lethbridge, Alberta to play a few pre-season games against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks and the Medicine Hat College Rattlers, while the volleyball teams made their way to Otterburne, Manitoba, to take on the Providence University College Pilots.

The men’s and women’s futsal teams had a rough start to their pre-seasons. On Friday, November 24th, the women played against both of the Kodiaks’ women’s teams, while the men played one of the Kodiaks’ men’s teams. The women lost both of their matches, the first 0-3 and, although they gave it their all, 0-5 to the second team. The men got a little more leverage in their first match, ending up tying the match 7-7.

Saturday saw the ladies having a bit of an off day, losing 0-9 against the Rattlers. The men played both the Rattlers and the Kodiaks’ second team. The game against the Rattlers was hard fought, but the Cougars lost 3-5. The game against the second Kodiaks team was doomed from the start, since they were dealing with injuries and had just finished playing the Rattlers. The outcome was a 3-11 loss for the Cougars.

Sunday, both teams played the Kodiaks again. The women scored their first goal of the year, although they lost 1-2, and the men lost 2-13.

The volleyball teams faced off against the Pilots, with mixed results. On Friday night, the women narrowly lost their match in four sets with scores of 16-25, 18-25, 25-20, and 22-25. The men, similarly, narrowly lost their match in four sets with scores of 25-23, 20-25, 15-25, and 11-25.

Saturday saw the women’s team bounce back, serving the Pilots with their first loss of the season. They won their match in five sets, with a final score of 3-2. The men were less lucky, losing their match in three sets.

The volleyball teams next play this coming Friday and Saturday at the ACC gym against the Les Rouges. The women’s hockey team will also be playing at home next weekend. They will be hosting the Minot State University Beavers at the Sportsplex.

Good luck, Cougars!