Great start for herd
Bison football, women's soccer, golf teams perform well over Labour Day Weekend
The Manitoba Bisons football team went into Saskatoon and came out on top 34-28 to start their regular season.
Bisons first year running back/kick returner Jamel Lyles was named Canada West Offence Football Athlete of the Week. The first year running back scored on a 58 yard touchdown run in the second quarter to bring the herd to a one point deficit after down as many as 13 points in the first half.
Manitoba second year quarterback, Theo Deezar, went 17-of-28 for 218 yards including a pair of touchdowns and two interceptions.
Bryden Bone was the Bisons’ leading receiver catching five passes for 103 yards.
Manitoba forced four Huskie turnovers, three of those in the second half en route to the win.
The Bisons return to Manitoba to host the Calgary Dinos on Friday, September 11 at 7pm at Investors Group Field. For full info on the home opener, pep rally festivities and a chance to win tickets to the game, click here.
BISON WOMEN’S SOCCER
The Bison women’s soccer team kicked off their regular season with a convincing 4-0 win over the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack on September 4.
Bisons Bruna Mavignier assisted on the game-winning Selina Speranza goal, then scored two of her own – all in the first half. Mavignier was named Canada West Female First Star of the Week.
The following day, the Bisons took on the Okanagan Heat. That game ended in a one-all draw.
The women’s soccer team heads on the road this weekend to take on Saskatoon and Regina. They’re back on home turf September 26 for a three-game homestand that begins with taking on the Calgary Dinos.
Bison golfer Aaron McIntyre finished first and Devon Schade ended up second at the NDSU Fall Kickoff Golf Tournament on Sept. 7.
The Bisons played in a four team, one day tourney.
Up next, the Bison men’s golf teams will take to the green in two tournaments in the United States on September 13-14. One team will play at the Bemidji Invitational while the other squad will play at the Jamestown Invitational.