Fall break is here which means two things, I still have a ton of work to do and I still don’t feel like doing it. However, this is the fun stuff, so I will put off some dreaded logo design homework and inform you all of what is happening in the wonderful world of athletics at Misericordia University.
First let me start by congratulating Andy Bush who broke not one, but two records during Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over arch rival Eastern. Bush scored all three goals for the Cougars and in the process became the new record holder in points, as well as goals scored. With 111 points and 45 goals and five regular season games still left on the schedule, Bush will more than likely shatter his own records. After a slow start to the 2012 campaign, the MU men’s soccer team sits a 9-4-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference. Hard to believe this team had a four game losing streak earlier this season. The Cougars are firing on all cylinders and are really a forced to be reckoned with in the region.
As for the women’s soccer team, all they do is win. The Cougars defeated conference foe Eastern on Wednesday night 2-0 to improve to 10-2-1 on the season. The Cougars went in to Wednesday’s game as the 15th ranked team in the nation and should continue to climb the rankings as the season continues. Sam Helmstetter and Laura Roney both found the back of the net in the second half, giving the Cougars the victory over Eastern.
On the gridiron Misericordia gets a much needed bye week. With no game this Saturday, the Cougars will have two weeks to prepare for Delaware Valley. The Aggies are one of the toughest teams in the MAC, along with Widener, Lycoming and Albright. Believe it or not, next Saturday begins the toughest stretch of the schedule for the Cougars this season, in conference at least. Misericordia’s four remaining games come against three of the top four teams in the MAC. However, they will get a chance to play a far from terrific FDU-Florham team at home on October 27th. The bad news is they close out the season at Albright and home against Lycoming. During the bye week the Cougars will look to get healthy and ready themselves for the tough road ahead.
As for me, I will be covering Delaware Valley at Kings for the Citizens Voice this Saturday, so I should be able to let all of you know just how tough the Aggies are in Sunday’s blog post. Have a great weekend everyone!