October 26, 2010

The Nation’s Third Oldest College Newspaper

Volume 81, Issue 3

Men's Hockey and Soccer Updates

Desmond Betteto

Desmond Betteto

Men's Hockey
The men's hockey team has a fierce weekend coming their way. On Oct. 29 at 7:05 p.m. the Purple Eagles go head-to-head against the Mercyhurst Lakers for the first time. The NU players will play against their new opponents in it is their first year as a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association.
On Oct. 30 NU will take on the Robert Morris Colonials.
Senior Purple Eagle Ryan Annesley says,  I would say we are more excited than nervous to play Mercyhurst and to finally get some inner-conference games under our belts. He also says If we play our systems and the way we know we can, we are confident we can play with any team in the nation.
Annesley's teammate, Paul Zanette, would agree. We are going to stick to playing Niagara hockey, which has been successful for us in the past.
NU's game against Robert Morris the following day is sure to be a heated one.
As for Robert Morris, there is a small rivalry between us so we are excited to get the chance to play them early this year, they do have a good record and are coming off a big win against Ohio State, so we know they will be riding a high, said Zanette.
I would like to encourage all the students and faculty of Niagara University to come out and support us as we begin our in- conference play at home against two strong competitors, he added.
Men's Soccer
NU's men's soccer team will continue its in a passionate rivalry against the Canisius Griffins at home on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. This game will be the last chance for the senior players to show the Griffins what they've got.
I am very excited to play the Griffins and hope to make it the best one yet as it will be my last time playing them, says  Purple Eagle Desmond Betteto.
Not only are the Griffins our rivals but every game is so important during conference play ¦  he says.
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