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Sports This Week: 10/1-10/6

October 1, 2018

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Sports This Week: 10/1-10/6

Cross Country Races at McNeese

The Colonels competed in the McNeese Cowboy Stampede this past Saturday, with the women’s team placing ninth and the men’s team placing tenth.

Freshmen runners Julia Garcia Verges and Jonathan Hernandez highlighted the event by finishing first for both groups.

Nicholls races again in the UAB Blazer Classic Oct. 12.

Football Dominates Lamar

The Colonels trounced the Lamar University Cardinals 50-27 this past Saturday at John L. Guidry Stadium.

Junior quarterback Chase Fourcade posted five total touchdowns, led the team to 613 yards of offense, threw three passes to junior wide receiver Stefano Guarisco for 110 yards and witnessed freshman running back Julien Gums rush for 152 yards and score.

The Colonels (3-2, 2-1 SLC) travel to take on the Northwestern State University Demons Saturday at 6 p.m. for the NSU Trophy.

Golf Travels to Baton Rouge

The Colonels are back in action Saturday and Sunday in Baton Rouge with the David Toms Intercollegiate.

So far this season, senior golfers Jack Lee and Baker Stevenson and sophomore golfer Connor Campbell have posted top-10 individual finishes.

Nicholls hopes to repeat its performance this weekend before they take part in the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate in Choudrant Oct. 15-16.

Soccer Falls to Texas A&M – Corpus Christi

The game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 against the Houston Baptist University Huskies was postponed due to weather, and the Colonels lost to the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Islanders 2-1 on Sunday.

The game against the Islanders was even at 1-1, but the Colonels gave up a goal in the 86th minute to suffer another loss.

Nicholls faces HBU Monday at noon to make up for Friday’s cancellation, and then, the Colonels (2-8, 0-3 SLC) travel to take on the McNeese State University Cowboys Friday at 7 p.m. They will return to Thibodaux to play against the Lamar University Cardinals Sunday at 1 p.m.

Tennis Prepares for ITA Regional Championships

The Colonels men’s team competed in the Rice Invitational in Houston, Texas this past weekend.

The women’s team will play in the ITA Regional Championships Oct. 12, followed by the men’s team on Oct. 17.

The women’s team will be in Oxford, Miss., and the men’s team will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Volleyball Breaks Losing Streak

The Colonels earned a resounding 3-0 victory over the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions Thursday at Stopher Gym to end its nine-match losing streak.

On Saturday, the squad fell to the Northwestern State University Demons 3-1.

The Colonels (3-15, 1-4 SLC) travel to take on the Lamar University Cardinals Thursday at 7 p.m. and the McNeese State University Cowboys Saturday at 11 a.m.

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