September 23, 2008

Quiet On The Home Front

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Superior Dome, Vandament Arena and the NMU Soccer Field will be empty this weekend. All the teams are on the road. Add cross country and the men’s golf team to the mix and the NMU campus will be pretty quiet. 
Football (1-2, 1-2 GLIAC) looks to pick up a win on the road as they are at Ferris State University on Saturday (Sept. 27) With a 2 p.m. kickoff. This is NMU’s second trek away from Marquette for the 2008 season. They lost at Tiffin two weeks ago in a four overtime marathon. You can listen to the game on-line at http://webb.nmu.edu/SportsAthletics/ or by tuning into The Point (100.3 FM).
The volleyball ‘Cats (8-6, 3-2 GLIAC) will take its game to GLIAC South territory with matches at Hillsdale on Friday (Sept. 26) at 7 p.m. The next day the ‘Cats are at Findlay (Sept. 27) at 2 p.m.   Away from Marquette the ‘Cats are 7-5 so far this season.
Soccer (4-5, 0-3 GLIAC) will venture out of Marquette for only the second time this season. The Wildcats have played eight of its nine games at home this season. NMU defeated Lewis (1-0) on Sept. 2 for   its only road game so far this season. Friday (Sept. 26) at 4 p.m. the ‘Cats are at Saginaw Valley. Two days later on Sunday (Sept. 28) the ‘Cats will tangle with the Timberwolves of Northwood. 
Cross country coming off a seventh-place finish at the UW-Parkside Midwest Collegiate Open last Saturday travel to Minneapolis, Minn. this weekend to compete at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 27). The event is being held at the University of Minnesota.
The men’s golf team will tee it up at the Grand Valley State University Invitational on Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 29-30).
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David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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