November 2, 2009
MARQUETTE, Mich. – At home this week the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team kicks things off while the football team closes out the season Saturday.
Soccer (9-8-1, 7-6-1 GLIAC) host the University of Findlay in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women’s Soccer Tournament Tuesday (Nov. 3) at 2 p.m. The quarterfinal match will be played on the NMU Soccer Field which is located behind the Superior Dome. The two teams have met twice this season. The first meeting in early October in Findlay, Ohio resulted in a 1-1 (2OT) draw. A couple of weeks later in Marquette the Wildcats took the contest by a score of 2-0. The winner of the game advances in the GLIAC Women’s Soccer Tournament later in the week. This is the first time in the history of the program the ‘Cats have hosted a tournament game.
Also at home this week is the NMU football team (5-4, 5-4 GLIAC) as they close out the 2009 season. The Wildcats face the University of Indianapolis Saturday (Nov. 7) at 1 p.m. in the Superior Dome. NMU is looking to snap its three-game skid and end the season on a positive note. It will be “Senior Day” for the players, marching band, cheerleaders and athletic trainers.
Hockey (1-4-1, 0-2-0 CCHA) hits the road for the next two series. First up is a trip to the Ohio capital, Columbus, Ohio, to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes for two games Friday and Saturday (Nov. 6-7). The puck will drop each night at 7:05 p.m. NMU is still in search of its first conference win of the season.
Hockey and football can be heard on The Point (100.3 FM) or on-line from the NMU athletic web site (www.nmu.edu/athletics).
The NMU volleyball team (17-9, 10-4 GLIAC) is on the road for the final weekend of the 2009 regular season. NMU will face Grand Valley State Friday (Nov. 6) at 7 p.m. in Allendale, Mich. and Ferris State Saturday (Nov. 7) at 2 p.m. in Big Rapids, Mich. Earlier in the season the ‘Cats lost to the Lakers (1-3) and Bulldogs (2-3) in Marquette.
Also Saturday (Nov. 7) the NMU cross country team will look to qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championships by participating at the Great Lakes Regional Championships in Kenosha, Wis. The team has not competed since the GLIAC Cross Country Championships Oct. 24. Running gets underway at 10 a.m.
Swimming and diving competes for the second time this season with a meet at UW-Oshkosh. The team competed at Hillsdale last Saturday. Action begins at 2 p.m.
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