While the Charlotte 49ers football team may be off, don’t worry: there’s plenty of other sports in action over the weekend to whet your appetite.
Women’s soccer (8-4-2, 2-2-2 C-USA; 8 pts., 2nd in East)
It’s an important weekend for the ladies as they look to fight their way to the top of C-USA’s East Division. They’ll take on the team below them, UAB (2-2-1 C-USA, 7 pts., 3rd in East), tonight before a week off.
Volleyball (10-11, 0-6 C-USA)
Time may be running out for the volleyball team as they find themselves dead last in the league standings, but still in the hunt for a top-12 spot. A tall task awaits them in tonight’s annual Dig Pink match against league leader Tulsa (5-0 C-USA) at 7pm in Halton Arena, while Middle Tennessee (3-2 in league play) is the opponent on Sunday at 1pm. Only the top 12 head down to MT for the league championships next month.
Men’s soccer (4-5-3, 0-3-2 C-USA; 2 pts., 9th in league)
Speaking of time running out, it may be almost to that point for the men’s soccer team, who is battling through an uncharacteristic tough season. They’ll look to get their first conference win in a huge match against Kentucky (1-1-1 C-USA, 4 pts., 6th in league) tomorrow night at 7pm at Transamerica Field in what’s been declared a Gold-Out. The Wildcats will enter the evening only three points ahead of the Niners and tied with FAU, so the Niners could get right back into the mix with a win. But the top seven teams will advance to the C-USA tournament next month (which Charlotte is hosting), and if things don’t come together soon, the home team may not even be participating.
Believe it or not, but basketball season is around the corner. Green and White supporters will descend upon Halton Arena tomorrow for the annual Fan Day festivities at 3pm. Among the events: men’s/women’s team scrimmages, a youth clinic and autograph sessions.
On the road…
Men’s tennis is at the ITA Regionals in Cary this weekend; cross country is preparing for NCAA Pre-Nationals, hosted by Notre Dame and being held tomorrow. It’s their last meet before the C-USA Championships on November 2.