Midwest News & Roundup - Week 2
By BJ Pheasant
Welcome to the Midwest News & Review. I will highlight women's NCAA D3 soccer games in the Midwest area (comprised of the Great Lakes, Central, and North Regions). National importance will be followed by regional importance and towards the end of the season conference considerations will crop up. Time is limited so I exercise judgement on notable games to report each week. My editors make me look good; thank you.
Week 2 Notes
Washington U. (4-0-0) earned the 400th win in program history. And in a surprising stat freshman Ariana Miles recorded the first hat trick for the Bears program since 2011 in that victory.
The column is on to Week 2 of the 2018 season with news and review based on the games to watch from last week and any eye catching results.
Only six unbeaten teams left in the North region out of 50 after two weeks. Both Carleton and UW-Stevens Point are 3-0-1 having faced some solid competition. The remaining four teams have not been seriously tested, but have taken care of business. Interesting to note that Carleton and UW-Stevens Point both test themselves against Wartburg next weekend. Carlton is at Wartburg on Sunday, September 16 and UW-Stevens Point travels there a day prior on Saturday, September 15.
UW-La Crosse (1-2-1)
UW-La Crosse has challenged themselves early and not had it go their way on the field. Hopefully, for Coach Jason Murphy’s side the adversity will pay off as they enter the conference portion of the season battle tested. They may have played the game of the week with Illinois Wesleyan 1-1-1 as the Eagles were 3-1 at half time. However the Titans rallied with three second half goals, including two in the final six minutes, to earn a 4-4 draw. The overtime game on Saturday must have been physically tiring and emotionally...[read more]