October 15, 2018

Midwest Roundup - Week 7

By D3soccer.com Contributor

We are just a few weeks away from postseason play! The 2018 season has been flying by. Let’s take a look around the Midwest as we approach the final weeks of the regular season and first release of the important NCAA Regional Rankings.

OHIO

Kenyon (11-1-1 / 5-0-0) have picked up five wins in five conference games to lead the NCAC standings at the midway point. The Lords have outscored opponents 17-2 in that stretch, which includes three straight shutouts. Mark your calendar for a big showdown this week against perennial powerhouse Ohio Wesleyan (10-2-1 / 4-0-1).

Capital (10-3-0 / 4-1-0) sit atop the leaderboard in the OAC, alongside John Carroll (8-4-1 / 4-1-0). The Crusaders beat the Blue Streaks 1-0 at home before dropping their only conference game to Mount Union (10-2-0 / 3-2-0). It is looking like it will be a tight race to finish in the OAC, with in addition to those three teams you have Ohio Northern (10-4-1 / 3-2-0) and Otterbein (6-5-0 / 3-2-0) making strides.

MICHIGAN

Calvin (12-1-0 / 4-0-0) have not allowed a goal in MIAA action, outscoring opponents 24-0 in their five wins. Most impressively, the conference leaders have already knocked off each of the three teams sitting below them – Trine (10-2-1 / 3-1-0), Adrian (6-6-0 / 3-1-0) and Hope (11-1-1 / 2-1-1). With four teams set to make the postseason tournament, the Knights look like the heavy favorites.

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Midwest Roundup

 

The weekly Midwest Roundup will survey the Division III men's soccer landscape throughout Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri and look at some of the key match-ups, results, and standout performances, identifying who is trending up and who is trending down each week.

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