Weekend Preview – September 1, 2022

Weekend Preview – September 1, 2022




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RICHMOND, Va. (September 1, 2022) –

Cross-country competition begins as the calendar turns to September, while Labor Day weekend includes the opening Saturday of the men’s soccer CAA game, a field hockey conference clash and a busy schedule in women’s soccer and volleyball.





Cross country
CAA Cross Country is back with the 2022 season kicking off this weekend. Ten teams will be in action with five teams starting on Friday. Elon hosts the Elon Opener, which includes North Carolina A&T and UNCW in the field. Additionally, Charleston and Northeastern remain local as the Cougars will compete in the Buccaneer Open, hosted by Charleston Southern, and the Huskies will compete in the Suffolk Short Course Classic. On Saturday, Delaware will host the Delaware Opener, with Monmouth and Towson joining the Blue Hens at White Clay Creek State Park. Stony Brook also opens the year at home, hosting Stony Brook’s season opener, while Hampton travels to Richmond for the Spider Alumni Open.



men’s football
Saturday’s slate includes five conference matchups on FloFC. The day begins with a pair of 1 p.m. contests, as Charleston hosts Delaware and Monmouth hosts UNCW. At 2 p.m., a Battle of Long Island begins when Hofstra and Stony Brook clash on Long Island. The evening brief includes William & Mary visiting Drexel (6 p.m.) and Northeastern taking a trip to Elon (7 p.m.). | Weekend schedule



Field hockey
CAA field hockey continues with five competitions on Friday and six more on Sunday. Conference play comes early, highlights the weekend as newcomer Monmouth hosts No. 17 Delaware in a CAA contest on Sunday (1 p.m., FloLive). It will be a pivotal early-season matchup for two teams looking to challenge for the conference title this fall.


There will also be more opportunities to eliminate nationally ranked foes, with three non-conference opponents in the NFHCA Top 25. William and Mary beat the No.19 Old Dominion in the tribe’s first game of the season en route to William and Mary’s first 2-0 start. since 2013. The tribe will wrap up the weekend with another tough test, visiting sixth-place Liberty on Sunday afternoon (1 p.m., ESPN+). The Blue Hens start the weekend by facing their second straight top-25 opponent when Delaware’s No. 17 visits American University’s No. 21 on Friday (1 p.m., ESPN+). Drexel will also continue a rocky start to its schedule as the Dragons host the No. 16 Saint Joseph later today (4 p.m., FloLive). | Weekend schedule



Volleyball
There will be plenty of action for your dose of CAA volleyball, with 32 games Thursday through Sunday. All 11 teams will take to the field, including Hampton opening its season at the Henson Hawk Invitational, hosted by UMES. Hampton is one of nine teams hitting the road this weekend, with several high profile opponents on the schedule. Charleston and Elon will face a pair of Power Five opponents this weekend as the Cougars have Texas Tech (Friday, 3:30 p.m.) and Georgia (Saturday, 10:30 a.m., SECN+) on the roster, while the Phoenix take on Tennessee (Friday). , 4 p.m.) and NC State (Saturday, 2 p.m., ACCNX). Northeastern takes on Duke (Saturday, 10 a.m., ACCNX) on the road, while Towson and Stony Brook host foes the Big Ten. The Seawolves are set to host Maryland on Friday (6:30 p.m.) and the Tigers will entertain Rutgers on Saturday (7 p.m.), with both games available on FloVolleyball. | Weekend schedule



Women’s football
Thursday’s schedule begins with morning football in Ohio, as Stony Brook takes on Cincinnati to start an eight-game day (11:30 a.m., ESPN+). Drexel will visit Duquesne in the matinee (1 p.m., ESPN+) before a six-game night slate featuring four games on FloFC, highlighted by Elon hosting RV/No. 17 NC State (7 p.m.). Delaware, UNCW and Towson will hold contests at 7 p.m., while William & Mary and Hofstra will hit the road. In Friday’s action, Northeastern heads north to take on New Hampshire (6 p.m., ESPN+) and Charleston is visited by Longwood (7 p.m., FloFC).


Ten teams are in action on Sunday with seven games on FloFC. The day begins at noon when UNCW hosts High Point and ends with night games at Towson (6 p.m.) and Elon (7 p.m.). On the road, Hofstra travels to Ocean State for a matchup with RV/No. 23 Brown (3 p.m., ESPN+). | Weekend schedule


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