Often when U Sports programs try to recruit players they offer them scholarships, playing time or even rely on the name recognition and pedigree of a particular team to draw in talent. For U of M Bisons women’s soccer rookie Stefanie Young, what got the ball rolling was a friend.
After a split series to open the season, the U of M Bisons women’s soccer team headed to British Columbia looking to pick up some valuable points in the standings. Instead, after a pair of losses, the herd came home empty handed.
Manitoba finished 12th for saves in Canada West with 53, showing that strong defensive play also had a big impact. But although the old adage says “defence wins championships,” the objective of the game is still to outscore your opponent. Thankfully for the herd, it has just the pieces required to take the club to the next level.
There was plenty of drama under the Friday night lights in Edmonton as a U of M Bisons football team comeback against the University of Alberta Golden Bears was squashed 29-26.
They say nothing can be certain in life but death, taxes and the University of Calgary Dinos winning football games. The latter at least felt true Friday as the U of M Bisons football team dropped a 24-10 decision to the Dinos in Calgary.
Under the lights on a pair of cool September nights the U of M Bisons women’s soccer team kicked off the 2019 Canada West soccer season with a split against a pair of Saskatchewan-based opponents.
Macho Bockru led the way for the herd, with three touchdowns on the night to go with 99 yards on six receptions, while kicker Matt Riley went five-for-five on field goals.
Some support the Buckeyes, others the Longhorns, but at the U of M we have the Bisons.
From teams trying to regain former glory to others trying to stave off a fall from grace, there are more than a few stories to watch from the Bisons this year.
They are human beings, prone to emotional outburst and poor judgement, but they are also public figures and role models.