Athletics Weekly: Week of October 26

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Another busy week is ahead for Illinois Institute of Technology Athletics, as five teams will be in competition.

Women’s Volleyball (12-15) will have the busiest week, as the Scarlet Hawks will play five contests. One of those contests will be at home, as Illinois Tech will host Concordia-Chicago for it’s Senior Night on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in the Keating Sports Center.

Illinois Tech will also travel west to Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. for a two-day, four-match tournament. The Scarlet Hawks will face tough competition on Friday, October 30, facing traditional Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference powers Benedictine at 2 p.m. and Dominican at 6 p.m. before facing Milwaukee School of Engineering at 9:30 a.m. and North Central College at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 1.

Also home on Tuesday, October 27 is Women’s Soccer (8-5-3), as the Scarlet Hawks will host Mount Mercy at 6 p.m. at Stuart Field. The team will also travel to nearby Roosevelt University to take on the Lakers at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 31.

Women’s Soccer is hoping the two games will serve as a tune-up for the USCAA Championships, as the Hawks are in position to earn a tournament bid as an at-large. Illinois Tech is currently ranked 11th in the USCAA poll. Tournament brackets are announced on Tuesday, October 27 in the evening.

Men’s Soccer (9-8-1) closes out the schedule on Wednesday, October 28 at Stuart Field when the team hosts Carthage College at 7 p.m.

The Scarlet Hawks are looking to finish the season with records above .500 both overall and at home. A win would guarantee both, as the Scarlet Hawks hold a 6-6-1 record at Stuart Field this season.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving opens up the home schedule this week, as the Scarlet Hawks will host Beloit College on Saturday, October 31 at 1 p.m. in Ekco Pool.

The competition will be Illinois Tech’s second meet of the season, as both squads competed at Franklin College on¬†October 24¬†against Franklin and Illinois College. Both Illinois Tech teams defeated IC, but fell to Franklin.

Men’s Basketball does not open the regular season this week, but will host an inter-squad scrimmage and Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, October 31. The events will take place in the Keating Sports Center at 7 p.m.