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Source: WestConn Women’s Lacrosse

By: Ryan Yursha

WestConn Week 2 is upon us, and we’re kicking it into high (relative to last week) gear with a weekend full of sports and a handful of events on campus throughout the week. 

Remember, since the Clubs Carnival was rained out last week, it’s been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sep. 4 from noon to 5:00 p.m. on the lawn outside Fairfield Hall, so make sure you stop by and check out our table. 

Today is Labor Day, so breathe a sigh of relief: it’s another four day week, or maybe you only have three days of class if you’ve been lucky enough to keep the Westconn schedule of old. You’ll need something to do while you recuperate from your last weekend wearing white, and Men’s Soccer is coming in clutch with a 1:00 p.m. matchup in Long Island at St. Joseph’s, which you can stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zajhn0rVuK0

On Tuesday, the Midtown Student Center Theater will host a screening of “Generation Lost,” a documentary about Houston’s response to the addiction crisis, at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker and co-director Greg D. Williams.

On Wednesday, Accessibility Services will host an open house in White Hall room 005 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and you can head over to the Midtown Student Center afterwards for Multicultural Meditation beginning at 4:00 p.m. For information about Accessibility Services’ open house, contact aas@wcsu.edu, and for more information about Multicultural Meditation, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2019/08/29/wcsu-to-host-multicultural-meditation-event/.

Women’s Soccer will travel to Mount St. Vincent for a 5:00 p.m. matchup in their bid to get over .500, and Field Hockey will look to stay undefeated when they host Elms at 6:00 p.m. You can stream the Field Hockey game here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/wcsu/.

On Thursday, the WestConn Entrepreneurial Society and E.R.I.C. @ The Garage will host their first of a series of six entrepreneurial workshops entitled “Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business,” from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the North Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The workshops will take place every week at the same time and location from this Thursday, Sep. 5 through Thursday, Oct. 10, and you can register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/simple-steps-for-starting-your-own-business-tickets-66599479837

If that’s not quite your scene, head over to the Midtown Student Center for this year’s first Coffeehouse. Open mic starts at 8:00 p.m. followed by the opening act, Darling, and featured act, Megan Lyon. For more information about Coffeehouse, check out www.wcsu.edu/coffeehouse/.

It’s (almost) all sports all weekend at WestConn, and Women’s Tennis will kick off the action when they open up their season at home against John Jay at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. You can keep up with Women’s Tennis here: https://www.westconnathletics.com/sports/wten/2019-20/schedule

Men’s Soccer will continue a five-game away stretch in their first game of the MCLA tournament against Elms at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Unfortunately, neither of their games will be available to stream this weekend.

Volleyball will get things started early on Saturday morning when they take a 3-0 record to St. Joseph’s (LI) at 10:00 a.m., to be immediately followed at 11:30 a.m. by a matchup with Penn St.-Abbington. You can keep track of the live stats here: https://www.westconnathletics.com/sports/wvball/2019-20/boxscores/20190907_ya9r.xml

Men’s and Women’s Cross country will head to Hartford, Conn. for their first races at the Trinity Invitational. The women will get started at 10:30 a.m. and the Men will follow at 11:10 a.m.

At noon, Women’s Soccer will be back in the WAC as they take on Wentworth. You can stream that here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/wcsu/

You’ll have to pick up an extra television, though, because Field Hockey travels to Regis to take on the Pride at noon, and you can stream that simultaneously here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/regispride/

Women’s Tennis will be on the Westside tennis courts at 1:00 p.m. to host Mass.-Dartmouth in their second match of the season, and Football will open their season at the same time when they travel to William Patterson to take on the Pioneers. You can stream the football game here: https://www.wpupioneers.com/watch/?Live=260

At 2:30 p.m., Men’s soccer will be back at it in their second game of the MCLA Tournament against MCLA.

If you’ve had your fill of sports by then, head over to the Westside Observatory and Planetarium at 7:00 p.m. for a planetarium show with telescope viewing of the sky to follow. For more information on the program, check out www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.