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
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.
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.