Midwest News & Roundup - Week 6
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 judgment on notable games to report each week. My editors make me look good; thank you.
Week 6 Notes
Jim Conlon picked up his 200th win at WashU, sporting a 200-37-17 (.821) in 12 seasons.
No undefeated or unbeaten teams remain. The top teams are beating each other up, dropping the chances of an at-large bid if they don’t win their respective conference AQs.
#17 St. Thomas 7-2-1
The Tommies struggled against Wartburg in what ended in a 0-0 tie where the shots on target did not favor them 6-3. They played Bethel a day late after the game was postponed. It resulted in a hard fought 2OT victory 2-1 despite outshooting the Royals 24-8.
RV Wartburg 7-1-3
The Knights drew 2-2 versus Simpson and 0-0 against St Thomas. Both games were on the road. They returned home with a 7-0 thrashing of Buena Vista. Next week is tough with a game on October 9 against Dubuque and on the 12th against Nebraska Wesleyan.
UW-Stevens Point 7-2-2
The Duhawks Beat Central 3-1. No news on when their match up with UW-Stevens Point is going to be rescheduled.
Nebraska Wesleyan 10-1-0
GREAT LAKES REGION
Some coverage this week of the Great Lakes added by Managing Editor Jim Hutchinson. Pitt-Greensburg is one one eleven unbeaten women’s sides and one of five with perfect records.
Light schedules across the Region as most sides had only a single contest as they gear up for conference play.
The top eight in the USC Great Lakes ranking were 7-1-0 on the week, but there will be new entries at the bottom as positions 9 and 10 were 0-3-1 in Week 6.
Case Western Reserve (9-1-0) No. 15 National; No. 1 Region
Otterbein (8-1-1) RV National; No. 2 Region
Ohio Northern (7-2-2) RV National; No. 3 Region
Carnegie Mellon (7-2-1) No. 4 Region
Capital (8-3-0) No.5 Region
Wooster (7-1-2) No. 6 Region
Pitt-Greensburg (11-0-0) No. 7 Region
Denison (5-4-3) No. 8 Region
No undefeated or unbeaten teams remain.
#6 Washington U. 10-1-1
The Bears won both games on the week. In their first UAA game, against Rochester, all the goals came in a 24 minute span of the second half. The Bears won Conlon's 200th game at WashU 3-1 in a come from behind win.
#9 Wheaton (Ill.) 10-1-1
The Thunder outshot Hope 19-6 and only won 3-2 in come from behind fashion in the second half. They were also up a player for 67 minutes after a Flying Dutch red card in the 33rd minute. They then beat Illinois Wesleyan 1-0 by forcing an own goal in the 28th minute of a dominating performance.
#12 Chicago 7-1-1
The Maroons held off Emory 2-1. They scored both goals early and were outshot overall 17(12)-14(6), but Emory didn't score till the 80th minute leaving time too short to complete the comeback. The game against Hope on October 10 has been canceled hard to say if that hurts or helps their strength of schedule – strange to say that after the excellent run Hope has had over the past two seasons.
RV Illinois Wesleyan 5-5-0
The Vikings lost to North Central (Ill) 1-0 and beat Carroll 1-0 this week. They outshot North Central (Ill.) 9-2 in shots on target in a loss. Against Carroll, they had only a 6-5 shots on goal advantage and won. Soccer. They play Wheaton (Ill.) on October 12 in a game to watch.
Concordia (Wis.) 10-1-0
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