November 4, 2019

Midwest Roundup - Week 10

By Jordan Vejar

Week ten was filled with several pivotal results that ended many team’s seasons, but also propelled teams into their conference tournaments while some advanced on. Programs across the region moved one step closer to obtaining that allusive automatic ticket to the NCAA DIII National Tournament.

ILLINOIS

Knox (14-3-1 / 8-1-0) extended their winning streak to eight games last week while also capturing the Midwest Conference Regular Season Championship. The Prairie Fire took down Elmhurst 2-1, and then defeated Cornell, also 2-1, in their final MWC matchup, which secured them the conference crown. Coach O’Connor and his side will be the host for the conference tournament that begins this Friday. Knox will be the top seed with home field advantage.

OHIO

Kenyon (15-1-2 / 7-0-2) took down Oberlin midweek and then capped off senior day with a 4-0 blanking of DePauw that secured Kenyon the NCAC Regular Season Title. The Lords are carrying a 16-game unbeaten streak into the postseason while outscoring their opponents 42-10 during the streak. Coach Brown and his team will face Oberlin midweek in the NCAC semifinals.

KENTUCKY

Spalding (12-4-3 / 6-2-1) completed their SLIAC season with two convincing wins over Eureka 5-1 and Blackburn 4-1 on the road last week. The two wins secured the Golden Eagles a spot in the conference tournament for the second consecutive...

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Midwest Roundup

 

The weekly Midwest Roundup will survey the Division III men's soccer landscape throughout Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri and look at some of the key match-ups, results, and standout performances, identifying who is trending up and who is trending down each week.

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Jordan Vejar

Jordan Vejar is a 2017 graduate of Marian University (NAIA) where he was a starting center back/center midfielder. He comes from an extensive, competitive playing background where he played for one of the nation’s top club teams, Javanon FC; played 4 years for Indiana ODP; and is a decorated goal and assist record holder at his high school. . [see full bio]

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