Scarlet Hawk Weekly - Illinois Tech Invite Headlines Opening Week

Men's Soccer hosts the Illinois Tech Invite this week at Stuart Field
Men's Soccer hosts the Illinois Tech Invite this week at Stuart Field

CHICAGO, Ill. - The calendar is about to turn from August to September. With the change of months comes the start of Illinois Tech Athletics home events, as Fall sports begin 2017 schedules. This week, six Scarlet Hawk teams will be in action, including three events at home.

Men's Soccer will be busy at Stuart Field this weekend, as the Scarlet Hawks will host the Illinois Tech Invite. Manchester University, UW-Whitewater, and Simpson College will all visit Stuart Field, with each team playing two matches between Friday and Sunday.

Friday 7:00 p.m. Manchester vs. Illinois Tech
Saturday 3:00 p.m. UW-Whitewater vs. Manchester
Sunday 1:00 p.m. UW-Whitewater vs. Simpson
Sunday 3:30 p.m. Simpson vs. Illinois Tech


Illinois Tech will play its two weekend matches on Friday (7:00 p.m.) against Manchester and Sunday (3:30 p.m.) against Simpson. For all tournament matches, live stats, audio, and video will be available via links on the men's soccer schedule page. The live audio will be powered by the Illinois Media School.

Women's Soccer will also play a home match at Stuart Field this weekend. The team will open its season away from on Saturday (11:30 a.m. central time) in Anderson, Indiana at Anderson University. On Sunday, the Scarlet Hawks will open the home schedule against Trine University at 6:00 p.m. Live stats, audio, and video for both the road and home matches will be available via links on the women's soccer schedule page. Sunday's live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.

Women's Tennis is the third and final team who will play at home this weekend. At nearby Dunbar Park, the Scarlet Hawks will host both North Park University (9:30 a.m.) and Wisconsin Lutheran College (3:30 p.m.). NPU and WLC will also oppose each other at 12:30 p.m.

The Scarlet Hawks will also be in action on Labor Day, hitting the road for a matchup at Beloit College on Monday at 4:00 p.m.

Women's Volleyball has a busy week as well, as last year's USCAA Tournament Quarterfinalists will head to Atlanta, Ga. for a two-day tournament at Oglethorpe University. The Scarlet Hawks will oppose both Oglethorpe (3:00 p.m. central time) and Piedmont College (5:30 p.m. central time) on Saturday before taking on Columbia College (South Carolina) at 10:00 a.m central time on Sunday. If made available by Oglethrope, live coverage links will be posted on the women's volleyball schedule page.

Men's and Women's Cross Country open up the season on Friday evening. The two teams will travel to nearby Elmhurst, Ill. for Elmhurst College's Earlybird Invite at Eldridge Park. The meet is set to begin at 5:00 p.m.