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Morning Cup O' Mud: The Other 'Nova Sports

We spend the majority of our time here covering Villanova basketball and Villanova footbally - oh and men's soccer too! An lacrosse as well, kind of. But hey, can you blame us? Those are our marquee sports that garner national attention. (Okay, not really for futbol - but I love those guys)

So this morning's links post will be fully dedicated to the other 'Nova sports that will get our attention through the end of this post, and then likely not mentioned again for a long time.

Women's Soccer Played To 1-1 Draw in Exhibition Match at Hofstra
In a preseason exhibition game Villanova played to a 1-1 draw against Hofstra at the Soccer Stadium on Saturday night. This was the only tune up for the Wildcats prior to their season opener next week and the result was a positive one for Villanova against a team that received votes in the preseason national rankings.

Women's Soccer Hosting Penn at PPL Park
The game will be played on Friday September 9th with the ball being kicked at 7 p.m. ET. Click through the link above to buy your tickets.

Wildcats Women's Volleyball Selected Fifth in BIG EAST Preseason Poll
The Villanova volleyball squad was selected fifth overall in the 2011 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.

Men's Tennis to Host Fall Tournament on West Campus
Villanova head coach Brad Adams announced today a lineup of three tournaments that the men's tennis team will be competing in this fall. The team's complete schedule for the spring season will be released at a later date.

Women's Tennis Team Announces Fall Schedule
The fall schedule for the Villanova women's tennis team was announced today and the Wildcats will play in three tournaments in September and October during the fall season. The full schedule for the spring season will be revealed at a later date.

Swimmers Natalie Elphick and Roxy Tammadge Set to Compete at World University Games
Junior swimmers Natalie Elphick and Roxy Tammadge, both natives of Durban, South Africa, will begin competition this weekend in the World University Games in Shenzhen, China. Both earned a selection to compete for South Africa based on their performances at the country's Telkom SA National Aquatic Championships held in April.

Women's Field Hockey Picked to Finish Sixth in BIG EAST
The Villanova field hockey team has been selected to finish sixth out of the seven teams in the BIG EAST preseason conference poll, as announced on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats are coming off a season where they went 7-10 overall and 2-4 in the BIG EAST, which gave them a tied for fourth place finish.