This Week in Spots: Oct. 24-30

NC State athletics has a busy week with many fun games or matches for fans to attend, despite football not playing this weekend. Women’s soccer enters an important stretch, while Wolfpack swimming and men’s basketball both return after much anticipation.

Thursday, Oct. 24

7 p.m. Women’s soccer vs. Syracuse (Dail Soccer Field) 

Following an impressive stretch of two ties against ranked opponents, the Wolfpack women’s soccer teamlost to Pittsburgh 2-1 to drop to 6-5-4 overall and 1-2-4 in the conference. The Pack will look for a win against the 3-9-2 Syracuse Orange, who has just one win in conference play, to bolster its confidence moving forward. 

Friday, Oct. 25

3 p.m. Diving vs. South Carolina; 4 p.m. Swimming vs. South Carolina (Casey Aquatic Center)

The NC State swimming and diving team takes on the South Carolina Gamecocks in its first meet of the year. The Wolfpack took on the Gamecocks in its first meet last season, where the men’s and women’s teams both won with the men winning 198.5-99.5 and the women winning 197-101.

7 p.m. Women’s volleyball vs. Boston College (Reynolds Coliseum)

The women’s volleyball team begins a four-match homestand inside Reynolds Coliseum when it hosts the Eagles on Friday. The Pack is 4-3 at home, but a disappointing 8-12 overall.A win over the 15-6 Boston College Eagles, which are 6-3 in away games, could set the stage for a nice winning streak for the Pack, ending the year on a high note.

9:30 p.m. Icepack vs. Elon (Raleigh Iceplex)

The NC State club hockey team (5-3, 1-0 ACCHL) is coming off a two-game losing streak against Stevenson and St. Joseph’s. The Icepack has been getting a lot of offensive help from its younger players, with freshmen Chris Soloman leading the team with nine goals in eight games, sophomore Alex Robinson with eight and sophomore Riley Johnson with six. 

Saturday, Oct. 26

12 p.m. Club flag football vs. UNC-Charlotte (Lee Field)

The NC State club flag football team will play its rescheduled game from last weekend against UNC-Charlotte. The Pack is 1-1 so far this season with a convincing win over UNC-Chapel Hill and a 1-point loss to UNC-Pembroke. 

Sunday, Oct. 27

1 p.m. Women’s volleyball vs. Syracuse (Reynolds Coliseum)

In its second of four straight home matches, the Pack will take on the Syracuse Orange. The Orange is just 5-10 overall, but is 4-4 in away games,playing better as road warriors than at home. This could be a more difficult matchup for NC State than it may seem.

1 p.m. Women’s soccer vs. Notre Dame, Senior Day (Dail Soccer Field)

After the Syracuse match, the Wolfpack will once more play a home game, this time against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for Senior Day.This will likely prove to be another tough matchup for the Pack, as the Fighting Irish are 9-5-1, though they are 3-4 in away games. 

2 p.m. Men’s basketball exhibition vs. Mount Olive (PNC Arena)

The Wolfpack men’s basketball team finally returns to PNC Arena on Sunday for the first time since March 6 and will be looking for its first win since Feb. 24 when it takes on the Mount Olive Trojans. The Trojans finished last season at 14-16 while the Pack finished 24-12. In last year’s exhibition game against Chowan, the Pack won 111-62and will be looking to recapture that magic this year.