Collegeville, Minn. – The Cougars opened up their season with a loss in a tough road meeting with the Saint John’s Johnnies. The Johnnies jumped out to a quick 13-5 lead in the first three minutes of the game and never really gave the Cougars a chance to get back into the game after that. In the first half the Cougars would shoot 40.7% from the field in the first have and just 33.3% from behind the three point line. Jeremy Halverson would lead the team in the first half with 13 points and a blocked shot.
In the second half the Johnnies would made life difficult for the Cougars to mount any type of comeback holding them to just 8 of 33 from the field. The Cougars did have seven blocked shots on the night lead by Noah Grove and Jeremy Halverson who had four and three respectively.
The Cougars host the Concordia Cobbers in their home opener on Thursday, November 15th at 7p.m. at Jim Gremmels Court.
St. Paul, Minn – Junior Justin Masloski was named Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Offensive Player of the Week.
After guiding the Cougars to a 21-13 season-finale win over Greenville Saturday inside Big Cat Stadium, junior quarterback Justin Masloski earned UMAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
The junior from Underwood, Minn. had a monster day, accounting for 294 all-purpose yards and three scores. He went 12-of-24 through the air with a pair of touchdowns and torched the Panthers’ defense for 150 yards – to include a 75-yard touchdown scamper – on the ground. The selection as UMAC player of the Week is the first in Masloski’s career.