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This Week in AC Athletics, 9/6/18


                What a wild Labor Day Weekend it was for Austin College Athletics!  We had nine (9) competitions on campus (and President O’Day and Cece were at all of them), with 15 total competitions nationwide.

Many of our Kangaroo Athletic Teams opened their season with victories, and a few are looking for their first ‘W’ this weekend, so let’s get to the recap and the schedule as soon as possible. This is the AC Athletics Update!


Women’s Soccer

                The Women’s Soccer Team fell in a tough matchup against McMurry 4-1 to start their season, and then dropped a tightly contested overtime match against Sul Ross.  But the Kangaroos are home again this weekend taking on ETBU Thursday, and the SCAC Home Opener against Johnson & Wales on Sunday.  Come out to the Dr. Jack Pierce Memorial Soccer Complex to cheer on AC under the lights tonight!

  • Thursday, September 6th, 2018
    • Home vs. East Texas Baptist at 6:00PM
  • Sunday, September 9th, 2018
    • Home vs. [SCAC] Johnson & Wales (CO) at 2:00PM


Men’s & Women’s Cross Country

The ‘Roos ran well in their 2018 opener last weekend in a meet hosted by Dallas Baptist.  The Men’s Team finished 6th out of 9 teams (the Top SCAC school in the meet), and the Women’s Team placed several runners in the Top-40.  Be on the lookout for some more fast times this weekend as Austin College travels to The Braveheart Invitational hosted by UT-Tyler this Friday.

  • Friday, September 7th, 2018
    • Away vs. Braveheart Invitational hosted by UT-Tyler
      • Men @ 7:20PM
      • Women @ 6:45PM


Women’s Volleyball

                Women’s Volleyball dropped a nail-biter to Hendrix to open their season 3-2, then fell behind a set to Concordia before taking the next 9-consecutive sets.

The ‘Roos finished the weekend at 3-1, but host another tournament this weekend with 4 more opportunities for victories.  Come out to Hughey Gym on Friday and Saturday to show your support.

  • Friday, September 7th, 2018
    • Home vs. Linfield at 4:00PM
    • Home vs. Sul Ross State at 8:00PM
  • Saturday, September 8th, 2018
    • Home vs. East Texas Baptist at 12:00PM
    • Home vs. McMurry University at 4:00PM


Women’s Tennis

                The reigning SCAC 3rd Place, and #12 West Region Women’s Tennis Team takes to the competition courts this weekend (weather permitting) at UT-Dallas for the UT-Dallas Invitational.

                Last season’s SCAC Newcomer of the Year, #20 West Region Singles Player, and half of the #13 West Region Doubles Team, Melody Duong, along with #25 West Region Singles Player Diana Carvajalino lead the charge against the #11 West Region UT-Dallas Comets and the Texas A&M-Texarkana Eagles on Friday and Saturday.

                Make sure to follow @ACRoosMWTennis for all live tweet updates on how the matches progress if you can’t make it down to Richardson to show your support in person.

  • Friday, September 7th, 2018
    • Away vs. UT-Dallas (Women’s Singles) @ 6:30PM
  • Saturday, September 8th, 2018
    • Away vs. UT-Dallas (Women’s Doubles) at 10:00AM
    • Neutral vs. Texas A&M-Texarkana (Women’s Singles) at 11:30AM
    • Neutral vs. Texas A&M-Texarkana (Women’s Doubles) at 2:30PM


Men’s Soccer

After battling McMurry in a season-opening 2-2 draw, and defeating Sul Ross State 6-4 for their first win in 2018, Austin College will open SCAC Competition against Colorado College this Friday, and Johnson & Wales this Sunday on the Dr. Jack Pierce Memorial Soccer Complex.  Come out to show your support for our ‘Roos as they hope to finish the weekend atop the conference standings!

  • Friday, September 7th, 2018
    • Home vs. Colorado College at 7:00PM
  • Sunday, September 9th, 2018
    • Home vs. Johnson & Wales at 2:00PM



With a lead going into the fourth quarter against NAIA S’western Assemblies of God University, there is a lot to be proud of when reflecting upon our Kangaroos in their home opener last weekend.

On the road for the first time this season, AC will take on Wayland Baptist this Saturday at 1:00PM.  Good luck to Coach Dawson and the ‘Roos Football Team.  We hope you bring home the ‘W.’

  • Saturday, September 8th, 2018
    • Away vs. Wayland Baptist at 1:00PM


Men’s Water Polo

Although we did not find our Men’s Water Polo team their program’s first victory, this past weekend was a tremendous success for Head Coach Mark Lawrence and the ‘Roos for both their program, and our institution.

ESPN+ streamed all 4 of the games online, so hopefully you were able to catch some of the action.  But the brand awareness our Water Polo Team created for Austin College on a National scale by taking on some of the Nation’s most well-established water polo teams will prove to be invaluable.

Congratulations on a successful first trip, Kangaroos.  We can’t wait to see more of the same.



Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, and Men’s Soccer are all on campus this weekend.  So make sure you come visit their respective facilities to show them your support.  #RooNation is the best fan base in Texas, so when visitors come to town, we want to show them how to support your teams the right way.  For those of you who can’t make it to our road contests, here are the social media handles so you can stay “in the know.”

@ACSports – Austin College Athletics

@ACRoosMWTennis – Austin College Women’s Tennis

@AC_WSoccer – Women’s Soccer

@VBRoos – Women’s Volleyball

@RoosFootball – Football

@ACSoccer – Men’s Soccer

@ACRoosXCTrack – Men’s & Women’s Cross Country


And as always, when supporting the ‘Roos home, abroad, or via social media…


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