Sport shorts: football returns, athletes of the week

By Brad Halasz

Basketball this weekend

The University of Calgary Dinos women’s basketball invitational tournament gets underway this Friday.

You can catch the University of Toronto Varsity Blues take on the University of Windsor Lancers at 5 p.m. and stay to watch the Dinos take on Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks at 7 p.m. in the Jack Simpson gym.

On Saturday, Memorial will play Windsor at 5 p.m. while the Dinos take on Toronto at 7 p.m.

The Jack Simpson gym will host two matinee games on Sunday as Memorial will play Toronto at 11 a.m. and the Dinos take on Windsor at 3 p.m.

The Dinos will head to Toronto for the Ryerson Invitational the following weekend before traveling to Winnipeg to take on the University of Manitoba Bisons in the first Canada West conference game of the season Oct. 24.

Women’s volleyball tournament

Fresh off a championship title from the University of Regina Cougar Invitational, the University of Calgary Dinos women’s volleyball squad was not as dominant losing to the host University of British Columbia Thunderbirds 3-2, and Trinity Western University Spartans 3-1 over the weekend in the West Coast Classic at UBC.

On a positive note they swept the Simon Fraser University Clan three sets to none in the round robin.

Men’s volleyball

The University of Calgary Dinos men’s volleyball team has only lost one set in three pre-season games this year.

They hope to carry that momentum to the University of Regina Invitational this weekend before hosting the Husky Dino Cup Oct. 16-18 in the Jack Simpson gym.

The Dinos host their Canada West conference season opening series against Saskatchewan on Oct. 24 and 25. Both games begin at 8 p.m. in the Jack Simpson gym.

Dinos football

Dinos football returns after a bye week for the last home game of the regular season as they host the University of Regina Rams at McMahon Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m. .

The Dinos remain in sixth spot in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport top-ten ranking– the highest they have been since 2003. Both the Dinos and the Rams boast a 3-2 record and have playoffs in their sights.

The game will mark the first time the Rams have visited since 2004.

Dinos athletes of the week

Men’s hockey powerhouse forward Torrie Wheat was named the Dinos male athlete of the week for his six goal effort in two games last week.

He registered a natural hat trick in a game against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

He currently leads the Canada West scoring standings.

Soccer phenom Tessa Miller received Dinos female athlete of the week honours for her two-goal, three-assist performance in a two game sweep over the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns last weekend.

The wins were the first of the season for the team.

ACAC athletes of the week

First-year faculty of science student Eric Allard received an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference male athlete of the week nod for his dominating performance at the ACAC golf championships in Red Deer.

He captured individual gold, beating his opponent Rob Sakamoto of Lethbridge College by four strokes.

Lauren Diederichs received female ACAC athlete of the week as she won the individual women’s golf championship with a par-72 round on the final day.

She won the title by 11 strokes over second place teammate Ashley Nantes

The Dinos women’s golf team swept the podium clinching their second title in as many years.The men and women’s wins mark the fifth time in seven years the Dinos golf squads have won the team championships.

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