Briefs: Club teams prepare for weekend games

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    Men’s Soccer

    TCU’s men’s club soccer team will head to Nacogdoches to take on Stephen F. Austin University at 3:00 p.m. Saturday. It will be the club’s first game of the season.

    Kyle Connor, the team’s president, said the club is excited about getting the season started.

    “We played Stephen F. Austin pretty competitively last year but tied them both times,” Connor said. “I think we can beat them this time around.”

    The team has a lot of new talent and should be more competitive than ever, Connor said.

    Next weekend the team will travel south to College Station to take on Texas A&M.

    Men’s Rugby

    The football team won’t be the only people representing TCU in Dallas this weekend.

    The men’s club ruby team will play at Southern Methodist University at 1:00 p.m. Saturday.

    Team member Michael Stewart said the rivalry between the two schools extends beyond the football field.

    “It’s just a big rivalry,” Stewart said. “You always want to beat SMU no matter what the sport.”

    The team will return home to play the University of St. Thomas next Saturday on Sept. 27.

    Women’s Volleyball

    The women’s club volleyball team will play in its first tournament of the season at the University of North Texas on Saturday.

    The tournament will host teams from all over the region, including Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas and many others, said Sarah Durkee, the club’s co-captain.

    “We’re really excited,” Durkee said. “We’ve had a really good turn out this year.”

    Durkee said the team keeps 15 players on its travel squad and another 12 on the practice team, making it a very competitive situation.

    “The players earn their playing time,” Durkee said.

    The tournament will begin at 10 a.m.

    The club’s next tournament will be hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington on Oct. 4.