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September 23, 2011

Football, volleyball, soccer seek to return to winning ways

Three U.S. Merchant Marine Academy teams – football, soccer and volleyball – will try to return to the win column on Saturday.

 

Football

 

Coach Mike Toop's team suffered a frustrating 13-7 loss at SUNY-Maritime last Saturday as the Mariners (1-2) were denied twice while on their rival's doorsteps in the second half. The Mariners and St. Lawrence will vie for the Hoffman Cup in Canton, N.Y. at 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Fans can catch all of the action on the Mariner Broadcast Network. Seth Cantor will handle the play-by-play and Tom Hoffman. The pre-game show is set for 12:30 p.m., followed by the opening kickoff at 1 p.m.

To listen to the game, visit:

http://kpmariners.blogspot.com/

 

 

St. Lawrence leads the all-time series, 6-5. In the team's last meeting in 2010, the Saints prevailed at Kings Point, 13-6.

 

Soccer

 

Coming off a 3-2 loss to New York University that snapped a three-game winning streak on Wednesday, the Mariners (5-2) hope to start a new one against Juniata College (2-2) in a Landmark Conference match at Tomb Field at noon on Saturday. Eleven players have scored at least one goal for Kings Point this season in its opening seven games. Juniata lost to Lycoming away, 1-0, on Wednesday.

 

Volleyball

 

The women (5-6), who lost at NYU-Poly, 3-0, on Thursday night, will try to snap a two-game losing streak. They host Kean University at Liebertz Gymnasium at 1 p.m. Saturday. After Kean faces Keystone at 3 p.m., the Mariners will take on Keystone at 5 p.m.

 

Men's and women's cross country

 

It's a rare weekend off for both teams, who will return to action at Paul Short Invitational, Lehigh, Bethlehem, Pa. on Sept. 30.

Photo: Mariners senior midfielder Michael Dunn (8). Photo by Shawn Antonelli.