September 15, 2009
San Antonio – St. Mary’s University athletics will host eight athletics events on campus this weekend, with men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball and softball all in action.
The St. Mary’s Women’s soccer team was rained out of play this weekend at Texas A&M University-Commerce. No make-up date has been set for the TAMUC rainout. The Lady Rattlers return to their home turf this weekend, hosting the St. Mary’s Classic tournament. They will face University of Central Oklahoma, Friday at 3:30 p.m. and East Central University Sunday at 3 p.m.
The gloomy weather brought upset to the men’s soccer team last weekend as well. The Rattlers fell 1-0 to St. Thomas University on Friday and 3-0 to Midwestern State on Sunday in muddy battles on St. Mary’s University Field. This weekend men’s soccer faces Newman University in their first Heartland Conference home game this Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The Rattler volleyball team will open up their Heartland Conference season this Friday at 7 p.m. against Newman University in Bill Greehey Arena. The Rattlers will continue their home conference slate Saturday, when the St. Mary’s faces Oklahoma Panhandle State University at 2 p.m. These matches come after a disappointed weekend at the Peggy Martin Classic on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. St. Mary’s dropped to 1-10 overall this season, but hopes to turn things around on their home court this weekend after two weeks on the road.
The softball team will open its fall season this Saturday when they host the St. Mary’s University Invitational at Rattler Field. They will open tournament play Saturday morning at 8 a.m., with games at 1 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. as well.
The Heartland Conference Champion men’s golf team returns to action today at the Charles Coody West Texas Intercollegiate in Abilene, while the women’s team is out on the greens today participating in the Northeastern State Women’s Classic in Tahlequah, Okla.
Later in the week you can catch the cross country team on Friday at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic in San Antonio.