FOND DU LAC, Wis. - The Marian women's basketball program announced their 2017-18 schedule, which features a tough slate of non-conference road tests.
"We are very excited for our non-conference schedule this upcoming season," commented head women's basketball coach Lyndsey Seewald. "The Webster University tip off tournament will provide us with the high-level competition we need heading into conference play. The addition of UW-La Crosse will bring tough WIAC competition to us in December. As for conference play, we are excited to head into the second year with a new culture, a team of strong returners and an incoming class hungry to learn and work hard."
Marian opens the season much earlier than in the past when they travel to Silver Lake Saturday, Oct. 28 for a 1 p.m. tip. The Sabres then return home to take on regional-rival Lawrence Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. from Sadoff Gymnasium. Marian will again hit the road for the Webster Tip Off that weekend where MU will play a pair of games before another non-conference home game against Mount Mary Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. When Marian takes on the Blue Angels the game will also serve as Green Dot Night.
The NACC schedule opens up for Marian Saturday, Nov. 25 at Benedictine before Marian hosts Alverno Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. for Parent's Day. The quick two-game homestand closes when Marian hosts Concordia Wisconsin Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The Sabres will then hit the road for a pair of games traveling to Edgewood Saturday, Dec. 9 before their final non-conference game against UW-La Crosse Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. MU then closes out the first half of the season against 2016 NACC Tournament Champion Lakeland Saturday, Dec. 16 at 4:15 p.m.
The second half of the season opens the day before New Year's Eve at home against Concordia Chicago. Marian will take a quick trip to Rockford Wednesday, Jan. 3 for a 7:15 p.m. tip before playing four of their next five games at Sadoff Gym. The Sabres start the stretch against Dominican Saturday, Jan. 6 for Special Olympics Day. MU then takes on Wisconsin Lutheran and Benedictine later in the week before a road trip to Concordia Chicago Tuesday, Jan. 16.
MU hosts Rockford Saturday, Jan. 20 at 4:15 p.m. to close out the big home stretch and follows the matchup against the Regents with a road trip to MSOE. Marian then hosts Aurora for Alumni Day Saturday, Jan. 27 at 4:15 p.m. before opening the final stretch of the season that will see the Sabres play five of their final six games away from Sadoff.
The Sabres travel to CUW, Dominican and Wisconsin Lutheran to open the final stretch of the season before Marian hosts Edgewood Saturday, Feb. 10 at 4:15 p.m. for Senior Day. Lakeland and Aurora, respectively, in a pair of road games, will serve as the final competition in the regular season for the Sabres.
The full 2017-18 Marian women's basketball schedule can be found by visiting http://www.sabreathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2017-18/schedule.