October 28, 2019

Midwest News & Roundup - Week 9

By BJ Pheasant

Welcome to the Midwest News & Review. I will highlight women's NCAA D3 soccer games in the Midwest area. 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 9 Notes

The Regional rankings start on Wednesday the 23rd of October. A complete explanation is available "here from D3Soccer.com." https://d3soccer.com/columns/christan-shirk/2019/the-rankings-that-matter


Regional rankings don’t seem to line up with conference standings in the North Region. Some teams can take motivation from that disrespect.

No.1 (RV nationally) St. Thomas (12-2-2 / 7-1-1)

The Tommies outshot No..7 Saint Benedict 11-5 and won 1-0 in a clash of regionally ranked opponents. They also beat Macalester 1-0. Two games to go in the regular season and tied with No..3 ranked Augsburg atop the MIAC with a game against St. Catherine on Wednesday with a half game lead.

No. 2 (RV nationally) Wartburg (11-2-3 / 5-1-1)

The Knights won their only game of the week and have one regular season contest remaining. They are a half game behind Loras for top seed in the ARC.

No. 3 Augsburg (11-3-1 / 7-1-1)

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BJ Pheasant


Contributor turned Columnist BJ Pheasant has significant D3 experience with women's soccer throughout the midwest as a coach for the past nine years. With experience ranging from successful rebuilding projects to nationally ranked teams with a post season pedigree he is excited to spotlight happenings in the Great Lakes region on a weekly basis to help players, parents and fans of D3 soccer be knowledgeable about the sport and competition. [see full bio]

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