Surf, Turf and Murph Saturday for Camel Sports Teams

Shawn Mulcahy ´11
Shawn Mulcahy ´11
After spending the first two weeks on the road, Connecticut College gets its first taste of NESCAC fall fun this weekend. It´s a Surf, Turf, and Murph Saturday that Camels fans won´t want to miss out on. If you enjoy pristine panoramic views of the Long Island Sound Surf and competitive cross country, then grab your suntan lotion and a blanket and head on down to Harkness State Park for the Connecticut College Invitational. At 11:00 a.m. senior Colleen McKenna and the Camels will put their best feet forward in the 6k race. Does the men´s cross country team have the Wright stuff? Find out at high noon when sophomore Doug Wright and the Camels hit cruise control for the 8k invitational. Are you ready for some field hockey? At 12:00 p.m., "Turf´s Up" when the Camel field hockey team (2-2) hosts the Amherst College Lord Jeffs in a NESCAC showdown on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field. Senior Jennifer Wallace has scored six goals in her past six games to lead the Camels´ offensive attack. Abby Hine continues to cause problems for opposing defenses and has moved into ninth place on the team´s all-time scoring list. Are you ready to get your kicks? Tempel Green is the quintessential venue for college soccer and we´ve got an action packed NESCAC double header in store for you, the dedicated fans of Camel Nation. At noon, the Camel women´s soccer team (3-2) will host Amherst College. Junior Chelsea Johnson has netted three goals this season as one of the most improved players for head coach Winnie Edmed´s Camels. Later on at 2:30 p.m., Connecticut College rolls out red carpet for Murph when first year head coach Kenny Murphy and the Camel men´s soccer team (2-1) take on Amherst in their home opener. The Camels are coming off a thrilling win at the Coast Guard Thursday night and will be looking for plenty of support and Hump Cheers from the partisan home crowd. It´s a surf, turf, and Murph Saturday for Connecticut College home teams. Get out and enjoy all of the exciting sports action and comfortable fall weather. Go Camels!

September 24, 2009

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