The Towel Rack: WKU Soccer opens home conference play


Welcome to The Towel Rack.

I’ve had the idea for a segment with this name, because let’s face it, it’s flipping awesome, but I couldn’t figure out exactly what I wanted it to be. But, I think I have my answer.

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Wave the Red Towel differs from a majority of the sports blogs out there because, while yes we give you the basketball and football coverage you crave, we also love all of WKU athletics, and want to give you the best coverage of everything, not just the money revenue sports. However, the real world loves to get in the way of things and unfortunately, some of the other sports take a backseat and don’t get the love they deserve.

With TTR, that all changes. The Towel Rack simply is meant to snapshot a preview and recap of the sports that don’t get as much attention or hype, but still have coverage devoted to them. So, let’s get right to the first ever edition of The Towel Rack.

Soccer: vs. UNC Charlotte
The WKU soccer squad will play their inaugural home Conference USA match today, as they welcome in the 49ers from UNC-Charlotte. The Lady Tops dropped just their third game of the season Friday night in a 2-1 double-OT match on the road against Old Dominion. The 9ers come into the match 4-4-1 on the year, and 1-1 in C-USA play, with an overtime win against Florida Atlantic and a loss to Florida International, both 2-1 tilts, last Saturday. The loss for WKU on Friday also put an end to a modest three game winning streak, all coming on the road.

Volleyball: vs. FAU
After handling FIU Friday night, sweeping them three sets to none, the Lady Tops’ volleyball team will square off against the other Florida school from C-USA, the Florida Atlantic Owls. The Owls come in with a 12-5 record and are playing just their second home C-USA match of the year, with the first coming Friday night in a 3-0 sweep over the UAB Blazers. WKU currently sits atop the C-USA volleyball standings, and is one of three teams (joined by Marshall and UTSA) with a 3-0 record in conference play, and WKU’s 15-4 mark is best overall in the conference. FAU is one of two 3-1 teams, joining Rice.