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WEST SECTIONAL

Chicago (Chicago, IL)

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Saturday/Sunday, Nov. 18-19

Third Round - Saturday

Trinity (Tx.) (17-1-3) at Chicago (16-2-1), 1:00 pm CT

St. Thomas (16-3-2) vs. Luther (18-3-1), 3:30 pm CT

Quarterfinals - Sunday

Sectional Final, 3:00 pm CT

How they reached the Sweet 16

   Berth 1st Round 2nd Round
Chicago UAA AQ Bye W2-1 Carleton (H)
Trinity (Tx.) SCAC AQ W3-0 Chapman (H) W3-0 M. Hardin-Baylor (H)
Luther ARC AQ W1-0 (OT) Knox (H) W3-2 Dominian (H)
St. Thomas Pool C at-large W1-0 Pac. Lutheran (H) W5-0 UW-Superior (H)

2018 Statistical Overview

   Record (Pct.) GSA : GAA (Diff.) Avg. OWP SoS vs. Top 25 Last Ten
Chicago 16-2-1 (.868) 2.29 : 0.68 (+1.61) .677 .643 4-1-1 8-2-0
Trinity (Tx.) 17-1-3 (.881) 3.48 : 0.69 (+2.79) .517 .557 0-0-1 8-0-2
Luther 18-3-1 (.841) 2.33 : 0.76 (+1.57) .589 .573 0-0-0 9-0-1
St. Thomas 16-3-2 (.810) 2.32 : 0.79 (+1.53) .631 .591 0-0-0 9-0-1

Head Coaches

Chicago

Mike Babst, 6th year (2013-2018), 85-22-12 (.765)
NCAA's (5 of 6 yrs.): 7-2-3 (.708) | 3rd Sweet 16 | Semifinal ('17), Sweet 16 ('16)

Trinity (Tx.)

Paul McGinlay, 28th year (1991-2018), 497-77-29 (.848)
NCAA's (22 of 28 yrs.): 41-17-3 (.697) | 17th Sweet 16 | Champ. ('03), Final ('07), Final Four ('02), Elite 8 seven times

Luther

Chris Garcia-Prats, 11th year (2008-2018), 136-65-23 (.658)
NCAA's (4 of 11 yrs.): 6-1-2 (.778) | 2nd Sweet 16 | Sweet 16 ('11,'18)

St. Thomas

John Lowery, 7th year (2012-2018), 100-31-15 (.736)
NCAA's (3 of 7 yrs.): 9-2-0 (.818) | 3rd Sweet 16 | Semifinal ('16)

Seniors' 4-year Record (through Nov. 11)

   Overall (Pct.) NCAA Appearances Record Advancement
Chicago 64-10-8 (.829) '15 '16 '17 '18 6-1-3 Sweet 16: '18; Final Four: '17
Trinity (Tx.) 82-8-3 (.898) '15 '16 '17 '18 8-3-0 Sweet 16: '16, '18; Elite 8: '15
Luther 55-19-11 (.712)   '16   '18 3-1-0 Sweet 16: '18
St. Thomas 70-14-6 (.811)   '16 '17 '18 9-2-0 Sweet 16: '18; Elite 8: '17; Final Four: '16

Players to Watch

Chicago: #10 F Matthew Koh (Sr.) – 14g, 8a, 6gwg (UAA MVP) | #9 F Max Lopez (Sr.) – 13g, 6a, 4gwg (UAA 1st Team) | #6 M Nicco Capotosto (Sr.) – 1a (UAA 1st Team) | #3 D Sam Drablos (Jr.) – 2a (UAA 2nd Team) | #30 D Scott Lich (So.) – 2a (UAA 2nd Team) | #1 GK Aaron Katsimpalis (So.) – 0.69 GAA, 0.841 SvPct (UAA 2nd Team)

Trinity (Tx.): #14 M Brady Johnston (Jr.) – 9g, 4a, 3gwg (SCAC DefPOY) | #2 F Austin Michaelis (Sr.) – 12g, 4a, 4gwg (SCAC 1st Team) | #11 M Jacob Hallenberger (So.) – 7g, 11a, 3gwg (SCAC 1st Team) | #10 M Quentin Van Der Lee (So.) – 4g, 6a, 1gwg (SCAC 1st Team) | #5 D Roman Cano (Jr.) – 2g, 3a (SCAC 1st Team)

Luther: #7 M Aidan O’Driscoll (Sr.) – 6g, 3a, 1gwg (ARC Off.MVP) | #13 M Luke VonEschen (Sr.) – 1a (ARC Def.MVP) | #11 F Rafael Broseghini (Sr.) – 5g, 4a, 2gwg (ARC All-Conf.) | #18 F Ben Keller (Jr.) – 11g, 6a, 6gwg (ARC All-Conf.) | #6 D Harry Merz (Sr.) – 1g, 1a (ARC All-Conf.)

St. Thomas: #12 M Will Kidd (Sr.) – 9g, 6a, 4gwg (MIAC 1st Team) | #23 D Jack Barry (Fr.) – 7g, 3a, 3gwg (MIAC 1st Team) | #14 D/M Walter Alvarado (Sr.) – 1g, 2a (MIAC 1st Team) | #4 D Halvor Houg (So.) – 7g, 1a, 3gwg | #3 D Sam Holton (So.) – 1a

 

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