Monday, August 31, 2009

This Week At

Here's what to look for at this week:

The volleyball and men's soccer weekly releases will be posted over on today, while women's soccer will follow Tuesday following the release of the NSCAA rankings.

Despite that, new episodes of all three coaches shows will be available on our podcasts page here by the end of the afternoon on Monday. You can also find video quotes for the women's soccer and volleyball matches from last weekend attached to the game stories.

Player blogs should also be updated Monday with the first "VolleyBlog" from Sam Trawitzke and the third installments of "GL's Journal" (men's soccer) and "The Women's Soccer Player Blog," which will come from Nicole Munnelly for the second time.

Here is a quick look at this week for the fall sports:
- The women's soccer team won the Milwaukee Cup over the weekend with a 6-0 win over Michigan and a 1-0 win over Rice. Senior Kate Megna was named tournament MVP. The Panthers are playing in the Inn at St. Mary's Classic, hosted by No. 2 Notre Dame. They actually host Marquette Thursday at Engelmann Field, before heading to South Bend, Ind., Sunday to play the Irish.

- For volleyball, the 2009 season got off to a tough-luck start with 3-0 losses at No. 13 Iowa State last weekend. This week, the Panthers will be looking for their first win of the season at the Magnolia Classic, hosted by Ole' Miss. They play Akron, Ole' Miss, Alcorn State and UAB.

- The men's soccer team gets its season underway Tuesday, playing at Marquette at Valley Fields, starting at 7 p.m.

- Cross country also gets underway this weekend, running at the UIC Home Opener on Saturday. A season preview for will be posted on either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.

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