11th Hour: Week of 11/02

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11th Hour: Week of 11/02

Freshman running back Trey Rodriguez towards the endzone during the first half of Saturday's 31-17 Win versus Miami. Rodriguez had 94 yards of rushing and two touchdowns during the game. Mohmmed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Freshman running back Trey Rodriguez towards the endzone during the first half of Saturday's 31-17 Win versus Miami. Rodriguez had 94 yards of rushing and two touchdowns during the game. Mohmmed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Freshman running back Trey Rodriguez towards the endzone during the first half of Saturday's 31-17 Win versus Miami. Rodriguez had 94 yards of rushing and two touchdowns during the game. Mohmmed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Freshman running back Trey Rodriguez towards the endzone during the first half of Saturday's 31-17 Win versus Miami. Rodriguez had 94 yards of rushing and two touchdowns during the game. Mohmmed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Ryan Lynch, Sports Editor

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Scores from this week:

Football (2-6, 2-3 C-USA):
Saturday Oct. 31 vs. FIU (W, 31-17)
Game recap here, gallery here

Women’s Soccer (12-7-1, 6-3-1 C-USA):
Thursday Oct. 29 at Western Kentucky (T in 2OT, 0-0)
Game recap here

Men’s Soccer (2-11-2, 1-6 C-USA):
Wednesday Oct. 28 vs. UNF (W, 1-0)
Game recap here

Indoor Volleyball (15-9, 7-5 C-USA):
Friday Oct. 30 vs. UTSA, (L, 3-1)

Reflections and Notes:

Volleyball:
Volleyball has lost their last three matches in conference play, their longest losing streak of the year. The slide comes after a six-match winning streak.

Women’s Soccer:
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Sydney Drinkwater tied the single season program shutout record with her 10th of the season Thursday night.
The Owls will participate in their first ever Conference USA tournament for women’s soccer this week. Their matchup on Wednesday will be against the Old Dominion Monarchs.

Football:
Head coach Charlie Partridge won his first ever Shula Bowl on Saturday, as his team beat Florida International 31-17. The Owls extended their lead on the all-time series with the victory, improving to 10-4 over the Golden Panthers.
Saturday’s win also broke a six-game home losing streak, stemming back to their 31-28 homecoming loss to UAB on Nov. 1, 2014.

Cross Country:
Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in 10th place Saturday at the C-USA cross country championship in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The men’s competition featured 11 teams in the field, while the women’s had 13.
Freshman Bethany Hardcastle was the top finisher in the 5K, coming in 37th place with a time of 18:57.3. Senior Michael Vidal was the top finisher in the 8K, coming in 47th place with a time of 26:39.2.

Upcoming Games:

Football:
Saturday, Nov. 7 at Western Kentucky, noon
TV: Fox Sports Network
Radio: ESPN West Palm 106.3

Women’s Soccer:
Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Old Dominion (Miami, FL), 7 p.m.
C-USA Championships last from Nov. 4-8

Men’s Soccer:
Wednesday, Nov. 6 at New Mexico, 7 p.m. (final game of season)

Indoor Volleyball:
Friday, Nov. 6 vs. North Texas, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8 vs. Western Kentucky, noon

Women’s Basketball:
Saturday, Nov. 7 vs. Barry, 5 p.m. (Exhibition game)

Men’s Basketball:
Thursday, Nov. 5 vs. St. Thomas, 7 p.m. (Exhibition game)

Swimming and Diving:
Friday, Nov. 6 vs. Florida Tech, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7 vs. Texas A&M, 10 a.m.

Photos of the week:

Junior kicker Greg Joseph prepares to take a kickoff during Saturday's game versus FIU. The Owls' win against the Golden Panthers was their first in the rivalry since 2013. Josh Talero|Contributing Photographer

Junior kicker Greg Joseph prepares to take a kickoff during Saturday’s game versus FIU. The Owls’ win against the Golden Panthers was their first in the rivalry since 2013. Josh Talero | Contributing Photographer

Junior defensive end Trey Hendrickson (9) sacks FIU quarterback Alex McGough during Saturday's 31-17 win in the Shula Bowl. Hendrickson had 2.5 sacks on the day, which helped him tie the program's single season sack record of seven. Max Jackson| Staff Photograper

Junior defensive end Trey Hendrickson (9) sacks FIU quarterback Alex McGough during Saturday’s 31-17 win in the Shula Bowl. Hendrickson had 2.5 sacks on the day, which helped him tie the program’s single season sack record of seven. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Ryan Lynch is the sports editor of the University Press. For tips regarding this or other articles, he can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter.