October 23, 2008

Football Only Sport In Town

MARQUETTE,  Mich. – The Northern Michigan University sports scene will be light on the home front. Football (1-6, 1-6 GLIAC) is the lone sport at home as they face the University of Findlay Saturday afternoon (Oct. 25) at 1 p.m. in the Superior Dome. The Wildcats have been on the road the past two Saturdays and will look to snap its six-game skid against the Oilers. It is Family Weekend and Band Day at the game.
Hockey (2-2-0, 1-1-0 CCHA) has a big series early in the season at East Lansing against the Michigan State Spartans (Oct. 24-25).. The puck will drop both nights at 7:05 p.m. from Munn Ice Arena. It is another series in the Rick Comley (mentor) and Walt Kyle (student) tussle. NMU defeated MSU in the CCHA Playoffs last year in three games to advance to The Joe.
Hitting the road for its final three games of the regular season the NMU women’s soccer team (9-8, 5-6 GLIAC). The ‘Cats are at Findlay (Oct. 24) with kickoff set for 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 26) the team goes about 45 minutes to the east to face the Dragons of Tiffin University   The ‘Cats are ranked eighth in this week’s NCAA II Midwest Region Poll. NMU defeated Findlay a couple of weeks ago in Marquette (2-0) and lost to Tiffin in the same weekend (1-0 OT).
Volleyball (15-8, 8-3 GLIAC)after going 2-1 at the GLVC-GLIAC Crossover Tournament last week will face Lake Superior State in the Soo Friday night (Oct. 24) at 7 p.m. and Saginaw Valley State at University Center Saturday (Oct. 25) at 4 p.m. The ‘Cats split with the lakers and Cardinals earlier in the season in Marquette. NMU defeated LSSU and lost to SVSU.
The final team on the road this week the NMU women’s cross country team will compete at the GLIAC Cross Country Championships Saturday (Oct. 25) at 11 a.m. The event is being hosted by LSSU.
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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