September 17, 2019

Midwest News & Roundup - Week 3

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 by 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 3 Notes

NORTH REGION

8 unbeaten teams out of 50 in the North Region after three weeks.

#9 St. Thomas 3-0-0

The Tommies didn't play last week, but have three contest coming up this week. The game at a tottering Illinois Wesleyan (1-4) on September 21 may effectively end the Titans at-large hopes.

#19 Loras 5-2-0

The Duhawks had three games on the road this week and won the first over North Central. They proceeded to lose the next two at Saint Benedict 3-1 and at Augsburg 4-2. It doesn't get any easier as they host Wheaton (IL) on September 21 at 6pm in a game to watch.

#26 Wartburg 6-0-0

The Knights had a game postponed in the storms early in the week, but got it rescheduled. They beat UW-Eua Clair 3-2 and Gustavous Adolphous 4-0. On Wednesday the 18th they play at UW-La Crosse at 8pm in a game to watch.

UW-La Crosse 4-3-0

The Eagles went 1-1 on the week with an early win over St Catherine 2-1. In a game to watch from last week they lost to Wheaton 1-0 to a goal scored in 55 seconds. They were outshot 28-5 on the day, but hung tough.

Dubuque 4-1-0

The Spartans lost to North Central 2-1 despite outshooting them 13-8. They go on the road at Monmouth on September 17 at 5:30 in a game to watch.

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Midwest News & Round Up

 

Midwest News & Roundup provides coverage of Division III women's soccer throughout the states bordering on the Great Lakes. All the NCAA Great Lakes region is included as well as Michagan, Illinois and Wisconsin all with at least a few teams from the Central and North regions. The "Midwest" contains eleven conferences and Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve and Chicago from the UAA. The MIAA, WIAC, CCIW, OAC and the NCAC are some of the top conferences in this geography. Each week the more significant results of the previous week are discussed, along with impressions and analysis, followed by the selection of a game to keep an eye on in the week ahead.

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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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