Friday, March 11, 2011

Fighting Scots Prep For Spring Training Trips

With the start of spring break the end of this week, Gordon's spring sports teams will go in search of warmer weather and wins on their respective spring training trips.

The men's lacrosse team is planning to travel coast-to-coast to San Diego, California, where they will take on both Fairleigh Dickinson University and Whittier College. In their last matchup with Whittier in 2006, the Scots carried an early lead to an eventual 12-11 upset win.

The women's lacrosse team will head to Florida for the annual Spring Fling Tournament in West Palm Beach. They plan to play non-conference Smith on March 14 and will face either Curry or Mt. Saint Vincent on the 16th. Additionally, the women will be teaming up with a program called Paint Your Heart Out with the Solid Waste Authority, painting and helping with beach clean-up service projects during the week.

Visiting Lake Myrtle, Florida, for the week, the men's baseball team will get its first taste of outdoor play when it opens with Washington (Maryland) on March 13. From there, the men will go on to a double-header with Becker on the 14th, Sewanee on the 15th, and a double-header with Dickinson on the 17th.

Women's softball will once again visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina--their spring break home away from home for the past 10 years--to play eight non-conference games in four days beginning with Gettysburg on March 14.

Joining women's softball in South Carolina, the men's tennis team will set up camp in Hilton Head for the fourth consecutive year. While there, the Scots will play a match per day starting with Shepherd on March 13, followed by Edgewood, Spring Arbor, Dickinson and Heidelberg, and closing with Messiah on the 18th.

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