Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. – It will be a busy couple of days on the Northern Michigan University campus with athletic events. The volleyball and soccer teams will have their respective Senior Days this weekend plus the hockey team hosts its first series of the season.
Soccer (7-7-1, 5-5-1 GLIAC) kicks things off with a match against the Findlay Oilers Friday afternoon (Oct. 23) at 2 p.m. After a day off the ‘Cats host the Dragons of Tiffin University Sunday (Oct. 25) at noon. Sunday’s game will be Senior Day for the soccer ‘Cats. NMU is 3-2 at home this year and are in a battle for a home spot in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women’s Soccer Tournament. 
Volleyball (14-8, 8-3 GLIAC) comes back home after almost a month away from Vandament Arena. Friday (Oct. 23) the ‘Cats host the Cardinals of Saginaw Valley State at 6 p.m. then Saturday (Oct. 24) the Lakers of Lake Superior State calls with a 3 p.m. match. NMU has won eight of its past nine matches. Saturday’s match will be Senior Day for the volleyball ‘Cats.
Hockey (1-1, 0-0 CCHA) is set for its first home series of the season. The ‘Cats host the Bemidji State Beavers for two games Friday and Saturday (Oct. 23-24) with the puck dropping each night at 7:35 p.m. Bemidji State was one of the teams in last year’s Frozen Four and will soon be a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).  There will be a Blue Line Luncheon Friday (Oct. 23) beginning at 11:45 a.m. at the University Center. The cost of the luncheon is $8.50 per person.   NMU head coach Walt Kyle and Bemidji’s Tom Serratore are scheduled to speak along with selected Wildcats. 
The NMU women’s cross country team takes it eighth-place regional ranking into the GLIAC Cross Country Championships which is being held at Saginaw Valley State. Action gets underway at 10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 24). 
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David Faiella
Sports Information Director