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There are several opportunities for students to cheer on SUU teams this week with women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and softball all playing at home.

Women’s soccer will face the Florida Atlantic University Owls on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. MT in their first home game of the season.

The Thunderbirds are currently tenth in the Big Sky Conference with a 1-6 record in nonconference games, and have not faced off with any Big Sky teams yet.

The Owls are currently twelfth in Conference USA with a 0-1 conference record and an overall 4-4-1 record.

Last time SUU faced FAU was in Aug. of 2016 in Boca Raton, where the Owls won 2-1.

Women’s volleyball will face the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks in their first conference game of the season on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. MT in the Centrum Arena.

Currently in third in the southern portion of the Big Sky Conference for volleyball, the Thunderbirds have a 5-7 record.

The Fighting Hawks are currently first in the northern portion of the Big Sky Conference for volleyball, leading the conference with a 13-1 record. This will also be the first conference game for UND.

UND will be facing the Indiana University – Purdue University Jaguars today that could change their standing and record.

When the Thunderbirds and Fighting Hawks previously met in Grand Forks in Sept. of last year UND won 3-0.

Next Saturday has two home games, with softball and and women’s volleyball both playing on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at Kathryn Berg Field and 7 p.m. in the Centrum Arena respectively.

The softball team will have a double header against the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans.

Since it is the beginning of the season the Thunderbirds and Spartans do not currently have records or standings in the Big Sky Conference. 

SUU and CNCC last faced off on Oct. 16 of 2016, also a double header. The Thunderbirds took the first game 21-4, while the Spartans won the second game 10-9.

In their second game of the week women’s volleyball will go against the Northwest Arizona University Lumberjacks.

NAU is currently behind SUU in fourth in the southern portion of the Big Sky Conference for volleyball with a 4-6 record.

The Thunderbirds last faced the Lumberjacks in Flagstaff, where the Thunderbirds lost 0-3.

The Lumberjacks have a game today against the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Rainbow Wahine tonight that could change their record and standing.

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Story By
Haleigh Clemens
sport@suunews.com

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