Yes, here we are, friends. First weekend in October. The summer's officially behind us, and the next six months (plus, one hopes) are before us with a wild amount of potential.
The women get their meaningful games underway this evening with a pair of games at Robert Morris, a team that has been Mercyhurst's top rivals for the CHA in the last couple of seasons and certainly no pushovers. Should be a good test to see how much RPI's increasingly talented offense can grow as they wait for the Ivies to pick up the sticks.
Tomorrow night in Troy is our first opportunity to see the highly-touted men's team in action, as well as a chance to see the freshmen for the first time. The end result, we've found over the years, is fairly meaningless in exhibition games - we've seen blowout results lead into a season of struggles, we've seen tough losses turn into solid campaigns. We'll be looking more for what the team does together as a unit.
Anyway, if you've been reading WaP for any amount of time, you know well the tradition of the weekend pumpup. A little mojo here for you for opening weekend.
Update: Yeah, we fixed the embed.