Busy schedule on tap for UCCS Athletics

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 8, 2009

It will be busy the next several days around the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletic Department. The Mountain Lions will host volleyball matches on Thursday (vs. CSU-Pueblo), Friday (vs. Adams State) and Saturday (vs. Western State), plus men's soccer on Friday (vs. Colorado Christian) and Tuesday (vs. Adams State) and women's soccer matches on Sunday (vs. Regis) and Wednesday (vs. Colorado State-Pueblo). In addition, the athletic department will be hosting its annual silent auction (Sunday at 5:30 p.m.) and fundraiser golf tournament (Monday at 8:30 a.m.). Below is a guide for how fans can navigate this sports buffet.

Parking will be available without a permit in Lots 3 and 4 between 4:30-10:30 p.m. on Thursday. Lots 3 and 4 will also be available for fans without a permit after 4 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday. No permit is required for parking at Four-Diamonds Sports Complex, the location of Mountain Lions Stadium, UCCS' soccer venue.

Dig for the Cure
During Saturday's volleyball match against Western State, the UCCS volleyball team will be sporting pink ribbons and shirts as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The team will be asking for donations at the door to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

TV Time
Friday's and Saturday's volleyball games will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 20. Friday's match against Adams State will also be rebroadcast on Oct. 11, while Saturday's match against Western State will be rebroadcast on Oct. 12. Both rebroadcasts will be at 7 p.m.

Steel & Silver Series update
Thursday's volleyball, Wednesday's women's soccer and Sunday's men's away soccer matches are all against Colorado State-Pueblo and will count towards the 2009-10 Steel & Silver Series. UCCS has won the rivalry series in each of its first four seasons of existence and are looking to expand its lead for this season.

The contest awards four points to the winner of games between the schools in seven womenâ€TMs and three menâ€TMs sports and a five-point bonus to the university whose student-athletes have the best grades. UCCS has already wrapped up two points each in men's soccer, volleyball and golf. Thursday's volleyball match and Sunday's men's soccer match will be worth the other two points available for those sports, while the women's soccer match on Wednesday - being the only meeting between the teams this season - will be worth all four points.


Thursday, October 8
Volleyball vs. CSU-Pueblo, 7 p.m., the Lions' Den

Friday, October 9
Men's soccer vs. Colorado Christian, 4:30 p.m., Mountain Lion Stadium
Volleyball vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., the Lions' Den
Women's soccer at New Mexico Highlands, 3 p.m., Las Vegas, N.M.

Saturday, October 10
Volleyball vs. Western State, 7 p.m., the Lions' Den
Cross country at the Tom Strandt Memorial Meet,

Sunday, October 11
Women's soccer vs. Regis, 1 p.m., Mountain Lion Stadium
Men's soccer at Colorado State-Pueblo, 1 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
An Evening With the Mountain Lions Silent Auction and Dinner, 5:30 p.m., the Lions' Den

Monday, October 12
UCCS Fundraiser Golf Tournament, check-in 7:30 a.m., tee off 8:30 a.m., the Colorado Springs Country Club

Tuesday, October 13
Men's soccer vs. Adams State, 7:30 p.m., Mountain Lion Stadium

Wednesday, October 14
Women's soccer vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7:30 p.m., Mountain Lion Stadium

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