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Photo by Gregory French / Sidelines Archive Middle Tennessee Soccer is nearing its end this season, and for some, it’s the end of a career. Angie Lai is one of four seniors leaving the Blue Raiders. Lai, originally from San Diego, viewed her arrival to MTSU as a fresh, exciting new start in her adult …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletics The 2016 soccer season is coming to a close as the team will soon turn their attention to postseason play, and later to the offseason. The Blue Raiders look to return many players to next year’s club and will be a definite threat for the conference. However, there will …

Photo by Greg French/ Sidelines Archive Homecoming 2016 festivities are already underway this week as the MTSU community prepares for Saturday’s game against their rival, Western Kentucky University. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Raideropoly: This is How We Roll,” with events and competitions styled after classic board games. “As we compete against WKU, it’s our OPERATION …

Photo by Brent Beerends/MT Athletics Middle Tennessee Soccer (3-7-1, 1-3 C-USA) was looking to end the weekend on a high note after a loss to Florida Atlantic on Friday night. The fans inside of Dean A. Hayes stadium Sunday afternoon were shown a thrilling double-overtime battle and an excellent performance from Haley Nishimoto. Unfortunately for those …

Photo by Brent Beerends/MT Athletics Middle Tennessee (3-6-1, 1-2 C-USA) fell at home 1-0 on Friday night against Florida Atlantic (6-5-1, 2-0), the first win in the last six meetings for the Owls. A win for either team was crucial as both entered the contest at 1-1 in conference play. In what was a tightly fought …

Story by Jacob Young / Staff Writer | Photo by Austin Lewis / Sidelines Archive Middle Tennessee (4-12, 1-2 C-USA) hosted Rice (10-7, 3-0 C-USA) Friday night in their 2016 Conference USA home opener, just the fourth home contest of the season. The Blue Raiders displayed high levels of energy throughout the night but the Owls proved to be too …