October 30, 2008
MARQUETTE, Mich. – A total of five events will be held in the area of the Superior Dome, Vandament Arena and the Berry Events Center this weekend.
Volleyball (16-9, 9-4 GLIAC) will get things started on Friday (Oct. 31) with a match against Michigan Tech at 6 p.m. in Vandament Arena. Less than 24 hours later the Wildcats host Urbana University at 5 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 1). Saturday’s match is Senior/Parent Appreciation Day. Being honored are Daniela Bezerra, Caryn VanBeckum and Breanna Zaremba. The ‘Cats are ranked eighth in this week’s NCAA II Midwest Region Poll.
After volleyball on Friday (Oct. 31) the Northern Michigan University hockey team (2-3-1, 1-2-1 CCHA) will host the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in a weekend tilt. The second game of the series will be Saturday (Nov. 1). Action gets underway both nights at 7:35 p.m. The ‘Cats have yet to win on Saturday night this season.
There will be a Blue Line Luncheon on Friday (Oct. 31) in the Peter White Lounge beginning at 11:45 a.m., it is open to the public and the cost is $8.50 per person. NMU head coach Walt Kyle and Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson are scheduled to speak. Also selected Wildcats will appear.
During volleyball and hockey on Friday you can celebrate Halloween with the ‘Cats. During volleyball there will be a costume contest sponsored by Students First Bookstore. Between sets there will be a trick or treat candy toss. During hockey there will be a costume pizza parade sponsored by Aubree’s, in which fans are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume to take part in the on-ice parade with prizes for best costumes. During the second intermission there will be a trick or treating in the Berry Events Center suites. For suite holders there will be a door decorating contest.
Saturday (Nov. 1) will get started will football (2-6, 2-6 GLIAC) in the Superior Dome at 1 p.m. It is Armed Forces Day along with Senior Day at the Dome. The ‘Cats snapped its six-game skid against Findlay last week.
Soccer (10-8-1, 6-6-1 GLIAC) will play its regular-season finale on Sunday (Nov. 2) at Ashland with kickoff at noon. The ‘Cats are ranked ninth in the latest NCAA II Midwest Region Poll.
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