A look at Tuesday
The first Tuesday of the year brought out a number of interesting results that may shed some light on the 2012 season. There were a handfull of easy victories, but there were also close matches like Augsburg's win over Wisconsin-Superior and Wheaton's close call with Calvin.
No doubt that the pre-conference schedule is the time to work out the kinks and try some different line-ups, but in most cases, the early September schedule provides a good read on team strengths and weaknesses.
|Wesley senior Pat Slinka had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win over Penn-State York Wesley athletics|
In men's action, Lebanon Valley came back from an early one goal deficit to defeat DeSales 3-1. The Dutchmen are 3-0. Medaille blanked Cortland State 3-0 to also stay clean at 3-0.
Hardin-Simmons moved to 2-0 by beating NCAA D-II Texas-Permian Basin 2-0. Junior Matt Pitcock had the gamewinner for the Cowboys.
Gordon improved to 1-0-1 with a 1-0 win over Daniel Webster. Senior Luke Partain scored the gamewinner for the Scots.
MIT is 3-0 after their 3-0 win over Framingham State. Babson is also 3-0 with their 3-2 overtime win over Bridgewater State. Senior Jimmy Stento scored the gamewinner for the Beavers.
St. Joseph’s (Long Island) cruised past York (New York) 6-0, while Suffolk improved to 2-0 with their 4-1 victory over Mass-Boston.
Wesley had an easy time with Penn-State York. Seniors Pat Slinka and Dan Featherer, as well as freshman Paul Grant, Jr., all had one goal and one assist for the Wolverines, who move to 1-1 in the CAC with the 7-1 victory. Whitman played NAIA foe College of Idaho to a 1-1 draw, to move to 2-1-1.
Augsburg improved to 2-0-1 with a 4-3 win over UW-Superior. Fellow-MIACers St. Thomas, Hamline, and Concordia-Moorhead also notched wins on Tuesday evening. Their conference play opens on Sept. 12. Ohio Northern blanked Anderson 3-0 and remains undefeated at 3-0, while Baldwin-Wallace defeated Oberlin 4-2, improving to 1-1 in the OAC.