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Morning Cup O' Mud: All Around Villanova Athletics

My vacation for Labor day weekend consisted of a whole lot of football, but not everybody was laying around not doing much. Lots of 'Nova athletics action over the weekend. Let's get to it.

Villanova Drops Close One to Cornell | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Villanova (1-1) applied offensive pressure throughout the non-conference game on Friday afternoon, but were unable to overcome a first-half goal by Cornell (1-0) as the Wildcats fell 1-0 in a game played at The Training Center in Spring City.

Talking Villanova Football With Andy Talley to Debut on Tuesday | Villanova Official Athletic Site
The first Talking Villanova Football With Andy Talley Radio Show of the year is set for Tuesday, Sept. 6. The show will take place at Mixx Restaurant from 8-9 p.m. Mixx is located at 789 East Lancaster Avenue just down the street from the Villanova campus.

Villanova Sweeps Temple 3-0 for second consecutive win at Big 5 Tournament | Villanova Official Athletic Site
For the second consecutive match, the Villanova volleyball team (3-2) swept its opponent defeating Temple 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-21) on Saturday afternoon at The Palestra for the second day of the Big 5 Tournament.

Last-Minute Heroics Lead Wildcats to 3-2 Win Over VCU in Double Overtime | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Down to the final minute of the final overtime period with no settlement on a 2-2 stalemate in sight Villanova (4-0-1) got a goal from senior forward Katie Ryan (Wayne, N.J.) in the 110th minute and came away with a 3-2 victory in double overtime against Virginia Commonwealth (1-3-1) in the first game of the Nike Tribe Fairfield Inn & Suites Invitational at William & Mary's Martin Family Stadium on Friday afternoon.

Soroka's Late Goal Helps Wildcats Gain 1-1 Tie with Colgate | Villanova Official Athletic Site
The Villanova Wildcats were in danger of absorbing their first defeat of 2011 on a warm afternoon at the Soccer Complex. But freshman Hayden Harr and junior Kyle Soroka generated the tying goal late in regulation.

Villanova Falls to Delaware | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Villanova (1-2) went into Newark looking to get back on the winning track against Delaware, but the Blue Hens scored consistently throughout the match sustain their lead and take the match 5-0. Villanova junior back Kristen Davila (Holmdel, N.J.) led the team in shots with three.

Wildcats Stay Undefeated With 2-2 Draw at William & Mary | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Sophomore goalkeeper Jami Kranich (Hamden, Conn.) tied a career high with eight saves, senior forward Katie Ryan (Wayne, N.J.) scored a goal for the seventh consecutive game and Villanova (4-0-2) remained undefeated this season with a 2-2 draw at William & Mary (4-0-1) in the final game of the Nike Tribe Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Invitational at Martin Family Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Villanova Wins Big 5 Tournament at The Palestra | Villanova Official Athletic Site
The Villanova volleyball team closed out the Big 5 Tournament with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20) victory over Penn on Saturday evening at The Palestra. The Wildcats (4-2) were named tournament champions for the second consecutive year.

Katie Ryan Named to Weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Senior forward Katie Ryan (Wayne, N.J.) has been named to the Honor Roll in the release of BIG EAST weekly awards announced this afternoon. Ryan, who has scored a goal in every game this season, earns weekly recognition from the conference for the first time this season and the seventh time in her career.

Petkovich Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll | Villanova Official Athletic Site
Junior Morgan Petkovich was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll this week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

All-Met guard Nate Britt will visit UNC on Saturday, Maryland on Monday | The Washington Post
Rising junior at Gonzaga is one of the nation’s top recruits in his class.

Villanova finds out the big-time has its perils | DelcoTimes
Minutes before kickoff Thursday at the Linc, the first and most important warning signal had to have hit the football people of Villanova. By halftime of a 42-7 loss to Temple, the rest of them had to have stung, too. Serious-level college football in the Philadelphia market, it was becoming clear, is not to be tried by the timid.

Big 5 to Take on Gotham? Hakim Warrick Has Even Better Idea?! | The 700 Level
The Philadelphia Big 5 is currently in negotiations to play a head-to-head basketball tournament against five New York City. Separately, Hakim Warrick wants a piece of Washington, D.C., and possibly some of Baltimore.

In the FCS Huddle: Villanova feels growing pains against Temple | Los Angeles Times
There was a No. 4 Villanova jersey on the field Thursday night at Lincoln Financial field, there was also a No. 17. However the players that made those numbers feared across the FCS the past couple of seasons, Mike Szczur (4) and Chris Whitney (17), were nowhere to be found.

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