Quick Hits: Busy weekend in Buffalo for athletics
Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013 15:10
There’s much more than the football team’s quest for five consecutive victories taking place in Amherst this weekend.
Volleyball (15-4, 3-3 Mid-American Conference)
The Bulls begin their weekend hosting Northern Illinois (11-9, 3-3 MAC) Friday night at Alumni Arena, and Western Michigan (10-9, 3-3 MAC) will visit Buffalo the very next night. These are two critical home games for the Bulls, who are hoping to establish themselves as a contender in a tight and competitive conference. Friday’s match is set for 7 p.m. with Saturday’s contest starting at 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer (2-8-3, 1-2 MAC)
Following their impressive 2-1 victory over Hartwick (4-6-1, 2-1 MAC), the Bulls look to establish their first win streak in the Stu Riddle era. Buffalo will have to defeat one of the most accomplished men’s soccer teams in the nation – the Akron Zips. The Zips’ (9-3, 2-1 MAC) lone conference loss came to Hartwick. First touch is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday night at UB Stadium.
Women’s Soccer (4-7-2, 1-5 MAC)
With only five conference games remaining, the Bulls’ offense must emerge this weekend to keep their postseason hopes alive. Buffalo dropped the first two games of its final home stand and has only two more games at UB Stadium this season. The Bulls face Bowling Green (0-11-1, 0-5-1 MAC) Friday evening before squaring off with Central Michigan (4-9-1, 4-2 MAC) on Sunday. Friday’s match will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the final home game of the season kicking off Sunday at noon.