Atlantic Spotlight, Wk 7
By D3soccer.com Contributor
The Atlantic region's top teams faced tough away tests during a critical stretch of conference play. While some passed those tests to remain at the top of table, a few Top 25 teams dropped points against conference rivals. Let's take a look:
Messiah cruises, twice.
On the road Tuesday, to face the Lebanon Valley Flying Dutchman (7-4-1 / 3-1-0), five different scorers tallied in the 5-1 win. Nick West picked up his 20th goal of the season.
Against the Alvernia Golden Wolves (1-3-0 / 5-9-2) West scored in the 4th minute (his 21st) to pace the 3-0 outcome.
Lynchburg takes two, stays ahead in ODAC
The No. 5 Lynchburg Hornets (10-0-2 / 6-0-1) also hit the road twice. On Wednesday they took the five minute ride across town to face the Randolph Wildcats (4-6-3 / 3-4-1). Senior defender Austin Kues scored the first and fourth goals as the Hornets won 4-1. Senior Clay Van Gieson setup Kues in the 2nd minute and the Hornets never looked back.
They then travelled to Harrisonburg, VA (about 2 hours) for a very cold Saturday night game against the Eastern Mennonite Royals (7-7-1 / 4-3-0). And while the Hornets had the run of play the only difference in the 1-0 win was the result of a hand ball in the box. Kues stepped up for the visitors and buried the eventual game winner.
Mary Washington goes 1-1-1 on the week
The No. 9 Mary Washington Eagles (9-1-3 / 2-1-1) had three away matches on the...[read more]