October 15, 2018

Nor'easter News - Week 7

By Henry Loughlin

Recap of the Week

Halfway through October, there’s little separation in three of New England’s top conferences. In the NESCAC, it seems to be Conn. College and Tufts who will finish in the top two spots (the order is yet to be determined, however). The CCC appears to be between four contenders, including Endicott, Salve Regina, Roger Williams, and Gordon. And the NEWMAC looks like it may come down to Springfield, WPI, Babson, and Clark, with the teams in the top two spots — Springfield and WPI — doing battle this weekend in Worcester.

Impressions

Conn. College (10-0-2 / 6-0-2) and Tufts (11-0-2 / 6-0-2) both ended September with their perfect records intact. And while October has seen both teams relinquish that perfection with draws against Amherst (8-3-1 /4-3-1) and Middlebury (7-2-3 / 4-2-2), respectively, they still appear to be the top two teams in the conference, a perception augmented by the 0-0 draw between the two sides on Saturday. The host Camels saw an onslaught of shots from visiting Tufts, but goalkeeper AJ Marcucci and the Conn. defense held firm, keeping the Jumbos...

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HENRY LOUGHLIN

Henry Loughlin

 

Henry Loughlin is a Brandeis University graduate (2014, Politics & American Studies) and has enjoyed watching Division III soccer for the past six years as a student and alumnus. Though a writer by trade, his interest in numbers and statistical analysis makes soccer writing and commentary a favorite pastime. [see full bio]

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