Top Five Sporting Events: October

By: Griffin Nelson,

October 6: Football vs. No. 1 Minnesota State-Mankato (2 p.m.)

The number one team in the nation comes to town for a homecoming week clash. If the Dragons want to establish themselves as legitimate challengers in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, they must prove their merit against the Mavericks. Mankato has won the NSIC South six out of the last seven years.

October 9: Volleyball vs. No. 1 Northern State (6 p.m.)

Coming off homecoming weekend, the Dragons will stare down another top-ranked opponent in Northern State, seeking revenge for a sweep earlier this season in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

October 19: Swimming and Diving vs. Northern State (5:30 p.m.)

The Dragons host their first meet of the year. Seniors Taylor Beynon and Amber Westereng return to the pool, spruce with a fresh face at the helm in newly appointed head coach Charles King.

October 27: Swimming and Diving vs. Augustana College (10 a.m.); Football vs. Minot State (1 p.m.); Volleyball vs. Minnesota Duluth (4 p.m.)

A big day for Dragons athletics. Three teams play host for crucial conference matchups. For volleyball, the matchup with Minnesota Duluth acts as the final regular season home game.

October 28: Soccer vs. Minnesota Crookston (1 p.m.)

The seniors bid MSUM soccer farewell as they face Minnesota Crookston. The Dragons are looking to retain the traveling trophy, The Rivalry Rock, for a third straight year.

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