Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 3
By D3soccer.com Contributor
Week #3 is in the books. There were several high profile games this week that will certainly impact national rankings. Conference play also began for some, and almost everyone will be deep in conference play by the end of this week. Thoughts will now turn to conference playoff seedings, as no one wants to be in hostile territory for the playoffs. All conference games are important, and everyone wants those precious three points. Let’s look in on how our Mid-Atlantic leaders did for this week.
Messiah (5-1-0) No. 5
Coming off of their rare home loss, the Falcons took out their frustrations on DeSales, lambasting the Bulldogs by the score of 9-0. The Falcons outshot the Bulldogs 29-2 (16-1 on frame) and led in corners 13-1. Seven different Falcons scored in the game, with Brooke Firestone and McKenzie Swartley each recording a brace. On Saturday night, the Falcons traveled across the state to take on No. 10 Carnegie Mellon, the third top ten team that they’ve faced in the last two weeks. The Falcons scored on their first shot of the game early in the third minute on a beautiful strike from junior All-American Sunny Gelnovatch. The Falcons’ other junior All-American, Brooke Firestone, converted a penalty kick six minutes later for a 2-0 lead. The Tartans battled the entire night and the game was more level than the final score of 4-1 indicated.
This week, the Falcons travel to Elizabethtown to take on the Blue Jays Wednesday night, then return home to host No. 19 Misericordia Saturday night in an important cross-conference game that will certainly have ranking implications in the region.
Johns Hopkins (5-1-0) No. 9[read more]