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AC Athletics Update, 10/17/2018


                History-making and inspiring, #RooNation.  That is how to best classify the weekend that was in Austin College Athletics.  Our Men’s Water Polo Team logged its first win in program history, Football got a huge road win over perennial power Millsaps, and Volleyball hung tough with some of the best teams in the nation.

                Swimming & Diving starts its season this weekend, Water Polo travels to California, Soccer is at home with both Senior Days taking place on Sunday, and Football travels to Alabama to battle Birmingham-Southern.  This installment of the AC Athletics Update is officially chock-full of content, so let’s not waste another character before getting to it!


Women’s Volleyball

                A thrilling game against the #24 Ranked Team in the Country, UMHB, came down to a decisive fifth set yesterday in Hughey Gymnasium as the Kangaroos played admirably in a defeat to the Crusaders.  The ‘Roos fell in another 5th set against a nationally ranked competitor, Colorado College, this past weekend, taking the first two sets against the Tigers, and even registering a “match-point” against the 2-loss SCAC foe.

                In addition to both of those close contests, the ‘Roos picked up two major victories over Dallas and Johnson & Wales, as they go into a big weekend in Hughey Gymnasium on Saturday.  The ‘Roos will be hosting Centenary and Southwestern at 11:00AM & 5:00PM, so make your way to the Mason complex and show them support in 2 of their last 3 home games of the regular season.

  • Saturday, October 20th, 2018
    •  Home vs. Centenary at 11:00AM
    • Home vs. Southwestern at 5:00PM


Men’s & Women’s Swimming and Diving

The Aqua-Roos are back in the pool for the first time this season, as they will kick off 2018-19 against the McMurry University Warhawks at 6:00PM on Friday.  Make sure to wish the Austin College Swimmers luck as they head to Abilene to open up the season!

  • Friday, October 19th, 2018
    • Away vs. McMurry @ 6:00PM


Men’s Water Polo

                History was made this past weekend in Baltimore, MD., #RooNation.  The Kangaroo Men’s Water Polo Team won their first NCAA Division III contest in program history over the Fighting Scots of Monmouth College.  With the score tied at 14-14, and only 8-seconds remaining, Andrew Pope found the back of the net to secure the win for AC.

                The Kangaroos travel to California this weekend to face the likes of La Verne, Caltech, and Cal Lutheran.  First game is scheduled for Friday, October 19th at 1:30PM.  Video will be available on the website.

  • Friday, October 19th, 2018
    •  Away vs. La Verne at 1:30PM
  • Sunday, October 21st, 2018 (Senior Day)
    • Away vs. Caltech at 3:30PM
    • Away vs. Cal Lutheran at 6:00PM


Men’s & Women’s Soccer

Both games against Dallas were cancelled due to inclement weather this past Wednesday, as was the Men’s Soccer game against UT-Dallas on Monday, and the Women’s Soccer game at LeTourneau on Tuesday.

But this weekend brings our final slate of home games to the Dr. Jack Pierce Memorial Soccer Complex.  Make sure you come out to support our Kangaroos in two SCAC contests on Friday & Sunday.

  • Friday, October 19th, 2018
    •  Men - Home vs. Southwestern University at 6:00PM
    • Women – Home vs. Southwestern University at 8:00PM
  • Sunday, October 21st, 2018 (Senior Day)
    • Men - Home vs. Texas Lutheran @ 12:00PM
    • Women – Home vs. Texas Lutheran @ 2:00PM



Game recognize game, as our Austin College Gridiron Kangaroos got a huge road win over Millsaps College on Saturday.  Leading 20-3 at halftime, the ‘Roos were able to fight off a late second half run by the Majors and secure their 2nd victory of the season, handing Millsaps just their 2nd loss of their year.

Back on the road this weekend, AC will travel to Birmingham, AL to take on the Birmingham Southern Panthers.  Kickoff is set for 2:00PM, Central Time.

  • Saturday, October 20th, 2018
    • Away vs. Birmingham Southern @ 2:00PM Central


Fall Sports are starting to wind down, as Winter Sports are starting to warm up.  Men’s & Women’s Soccer at home on Friday, and Senior Day on Sunday, Swimming & Diving home on Friday night, and Volleyball at home for 2 games this Saturday,  

Stay up to date on all contests, road and home, by following each team’s social media accounts. 


@ACSports – Austin College Athletics

@AC_WSoccer – Women’s Soccer

@RoosFootball – Football

@ACSoccer – Men’s Soccer

@AustinCollegeWaterPolo – Men’s Water Polo

@VBRoos – Women’s Volleyball

@ACRoosSwim_Dive – Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving


And as always, when supporting the ‘Roos home, abroad, or via social media…


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