UChicago Athletics Preview: October 22-28

UChicago Athletics Preview: October 22-28

Women's Soccer

10th-ranked UChicago (13-1-1 overall, 4-0 UAA) hosts a pair of University Athletic Association (UAA) matches this weekend. The Maroons face New York University (7-4-3, 3-0-1 UAA) on Friday afternoon before meeting Brandeis University (11-2, 3-1 UAA) on Sunday. Sunday's match will be Senior Day, celebrating a class of five seniors that boasts a four-year record of 66-14-2 and two consecutive trips to the NCAA Final Four.

Last time out, the Maroons defeated Illinois Institute of Technology 4-0 in a midweek fixture, with midfielders Jenna McKinney and Hanna Watkins each notching a goal and an assist. For McKinney, it was the 10th goal of the season and her fourth in the last six games, all Maroon victories.

DATE/TIME: Friday, Oct. 26 @ 3:00 PM – NYU at UChicago

DATE/TIME: Sunday, Oct. 28 @ 1:30 PM – Brandeis at UChicago

 

Men's Soccer

The No. 5-ranked Maroons (12-2-1 overall, 3-1 UAA) will take on two UAA opponents as well. After a Friday evening contest with NYU (11-3, 2-2 UAA), Sunday morning brings a match-up with Brandeis (7-5-2, 2-1-1 UAA). Before the game on Sunday, the team will honor its five seniors. The graduating class holds a 60-10-8 record over a four-year stretch that includes back-to-back UAA titles and a run to the NCAA Final Four last season.

Senior forwards Max Lopez and Matthew Koh still top the UAA in points with 29 apiece. Lopez, with 12 goals, sits one ahead of Koh for the conference lead, while Koh's seven assists put him in a tie for first in that category.

DATE/TIME: Friday, Oct. 26 @ 5:30 PM – NYU at UChicago

DATE/TIME: Sunday, Oct. 28 @ 11:00 AM – Brandeis at UChicago

 

Volleyball

No. 11-ranked UChicago (25-3 overall) takes on Elmhurst College (10-17) in its final home match of the regular season. The team will celebrate Senior Day, recognizing the contributions of Sarah Muisenga and Audrey Scrafford. In their four years, the Maroons have compiled an overall record of 86-36, including a 16-10 mark in home contests, and twice qualified for the NCAA tournament.

The Maroons captured a 3-2 win over Augustana College last Saturday. The teams were tied at 10 points apiece in the fifth-set decider, but the Maroons pulled away in the clutch. Muisenga posted her 11th double-double of the year with 19 kills and 25 digs. Sophomore setter Emma Griffith dished out a season-high 56 assists while adding 23 digs defensively.

DATE/TIME: Friday, Oct. 26 @ 4:00 PM – Elmhurst at UChicago

 

Swimming & Diving

The Maroons open the 2018-19 season this weekend. On Friday evening, UChicago heads to Northwestern University for a quad meet featuring the Wildcats, University of Illinois and University of Illinois-Chicago. Saturday afternoon brings the first home meet of the season, as UChicago welcomes Wheaton College to the Myers-McLoraine Pool.

UChicago concluded last season with another strong performance at the NCAA Division III Championships. The men's squad placed 12th overall while the women took 14th, marking the fifth-straight year both teams claimed top-15 finishes. The Maroons posted 31 All-American performances and broke three school records.

DATE/TIME: Friday, Oct. 26 @ 5:00 PM – UChicago at Northwestern quad meet

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 1:00 PM – Wheaton at UChicago

 

Football

UChicago (4-3 overall, 2-1 MWC North) will play its Homecoming game against Ripon College (5-2, 2-1 MWC North) on Saturday afternoon at Stagg Field.

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DATE/TIME: Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 2:00 PM – Ripon at UChicago

 

Cross Country

The Maroon will serve as the host of the UAA Championships this Sunday at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course in Somers, Wis. The men's 8K race will start the day, immediately followed by the women's 6K.

At last year's conference meet, the women claimed second place while the men finished fifth. This year, the men's squad returns two runners who earned All-UAA honors: sophomores Jordan Olson (7th place, First Team) and Ryan Cutter (13th place, Second Team).

DATE/TIME: Sunday, Oct. 28 @ 11:00 AM (M) & 12:00 PM (W) – UChicago at UAA Championships (Somers, Wis.)