September 17, 2018

Nor'easter News - Week 3

By Henry Loughlin

Recap of the Week

It’s still early days, so the race for conference titles are still far from over. That being said, a number of leaders have started to emerge. In the CCC, Roger Williams and Salve Regina are both 6-0, while the NEWMAC has seen defending champion WPI emerge as the early frontrunner. Tufts and Connecticut College are the only sides still perfect in the NESCAC, but the rest of the conference seems to be incredibly even, with Williams picking up a key non-conference victory and Middlebury getting a big win over Amherst.

This week, however, there are a number of great contests on tap. In fact, this week features two games of the week, as it was too difficult to choose between two very compelling matchups.

Impressions

Tufts continued its perfect start to the season with another two wins this weekend, but they didn’t come as easy as some might think. Saturday afternoon, the Jumbos had to overcome dogged resistance from visiting Bates, who held the hosts scoreless throughout the entirety of regulation, while creating some chances of their own. Eventually, though, the Jumbos were able to find the winner, with Sterling Weatherbie heading home from a corner. The next day, Tufts traveled to NEWMAC side [read more]


Nor'easter News

 

Nor'easter News provides coverage of Division III men's soccer throughout the New England region, home to the NESCAC, one of the nation's strongest and deepest conferences, as well as the NEWMAC, CCC, LEC and others. Each week the more significant results of the previous week are discussed, along with impressions and analysis, followed by the selection of a game to keep an eye on in the week ahead.

Columnist

Henry Loughlin

Henry Loughlin is a Brandeis University graduate (2014, Politics & American Studies) and has enjoyed watching Division III soccer for the past six years as a student and alumnus. Though a writer by trade, his interest in numbers and statistical analysis makes soccer writing and commentary a favorite pastime. [see full bio]

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