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posted Nov 2, 2012 - 12:42:04pm
This weekend is a big one at Stetson University, with countless activities planned over the three-day period, with sporting events certainly part of the plans.
There was the dedication of the new athletic training center off East Minnesota Avenue, the induction of six new members into the Stetson Sports Hall of Fame, a full-fledged Green and White scrimmage for Hatter football, and alumni baseball and softball games.
The following is a rundown of some athletic events that went into the books just prior to the big weekend.
From the volleyball court, the Hatters staged their Passionately Pink Night for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and raised $700. During the match with the University of North Florida, Hatter Monique Russell was credited with 20 digs, boosting her season total to a SU season-high of 456.
Although the Hatters dropped, 25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 25-21, hard-fought decisions to UNF, Kaley Melville notched 12 kills and 10 digs, while Cailyn Prewitt added 11 kills, and Kelli Carneal posted 19 assists. Kayla Weller contributed 18 digs and 12 assists.
The Hats were at South Carolina Upstate Nov. 2, and then at East Tennessee State Nov. 3. It will be back home Friday, Nov. 9, facing Northern Kentucky at 6 p.m., followed by Lipscomb at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
The Hatter men's soccer team dropped a tough, 2-0, conference match at Florida Gulf Coast University Oct. 31. They will now need some closing help from other teams if they are to make the conference tournament. They still have a non-conference clash at Georgia State at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
Things are rather quiet right now on the basketball court, but that will all change shortly.
The women cagers will get things rolling officially at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, when they face Hofstra in the WBI Tip-Off Classic, being played in the Daytona Beach Ocean Center.
Right on the heels of this one will be a trip to Tampa for a 2 p.m. clash Saturday, Nov. 10, with the University of South Florida. It will be back home in the Edmunds Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, squaring off with the Florida A&M Rattlerettes.
The men hoopsters also get rolling at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, on the road, when they are paired with the Miami Hurricanes. The Hats host the FAMU Rattlers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, and following on Monday, Nov. 19, when Southeastern visits.
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