Hurricane Sandy Postpones BC Athletics
Men’s Basketball, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, and Men’s Soccer contests for today and tomorrow affected by Hurricane Sandy.
October 29, 2012
Picture provided by Jahlisa Harvey
BLUEFIELD, Va. -- Bluefield College's men’s basketball season opener against Marshall, and women’s soccer regular season finale scheduled for today have been postponed along men’s soccer and volleyball’s matches for tomorrow due to the early winter weather brought into the region by hurricane Sandy that is expected to drop more than a foot of snow and includes blizzard like conditions with winds gusting over 60 miles per hour.
The men’s basketball exhibition against the Thundering Herd has been moved to Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. at the Cam Henderson Center at Marshall University. A live video broadcast is scheduled be provided by Bluefield College’s Sports Information Department. (Link)
Women’s soccer is in the midst of their best season in program history will travel to Buena Vista, Va., to take on Southern Virginia for their regular season finale on Wednesday. Kickoff slated for 4 p.m. against the Knights and live video will be provided by SVU. (Link) BC is locked in the sixth spot for the MSC conference tournament following back-to-back shutouts against conference foes Shawnee State and Rio Grande last week will take on the third seeded Tigers of Campbellsville on Saturday, Nov. 3 with a 6:30 p.m. start after being selected to finish 10th in the 10 team circuit.
Volleyball was scheduled to travel to Rio Grande to play the RedStorm tomorrow will now make the trip on Thursday with a 6:30 p.m. opening serve. The Rams have doubled their win total from a year ago are battling for an improved position in the MSC standings heading into the conference tournament with the key match against URG that holds a five game lead over the sixth place Rams – BC was selected to finish last in the 11 team league has already ensured a place in the conference tournament. Rio Grande will provide a live video broadcast for the match. (Link)
Men’s soccer was scheduled to travel to Laurinburg, N.C., to face St. Andrews tomorrow will now make the trip on Thursday to face the Knights in their season finale. This season the Rams locked up the fifth seed in the MSC Tournament following a seven game string against MSC opponents including two of the top three teams in the conference but came out with a program best four conference victories. They will travel to play Cumberlands (KY) on Saturday, Nov. 3 and the time is yet to be determined.
NOTES FROM THE RIDGE….
BC: Bluefield College is a small, private, Christian liberal arts institution located on 82 acres of land in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern Virginia offering 22 majors with 61 percent of faculty holding Doctorate degrees and 94 percent of its students earning financial aid.
RAMS: As part of its educational experience, the college fields 15 teams in its intercollegiate athletic program, including seven for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis) and eight for women (basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball).