Three North Coast men's soccer teams appear at least one of the two national poll released this week. Hiram leaped nine spots on the National Soccer Coaches Assocation of America (NSCAA) to No. 12 and sits at No. 17 on the D3soccer.com Top 25, while Ohio Wesleyan checks in at No. 23 and Allegheny and DePauw both appear in the "Receiving Votes" section of the D3soccer.com Top 25 poll.
DePauw snapped Ohio Wesleyan’s conference record 42-game unbeaten streak in NCAC play that dated back to October 2007 with its 3-2 win over the Bishops on Saturday. During that streak, the Bishops posted a record of 40-0-2 against conference competition. This week features a full slate of conference contests, including five games on Wednesday and five games on Saturday.
The Ohio Wesleyan men's soccer team elevated one spot to No. 13 on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Top 25 and held steady at No. 15 on the D3soccer.com Top 25, while Hiram makes its debut at No. 20 on the D3soccer.com Top 25 and at No. 21 on the NSCAA Top 25.
Oberlin improved to 2-0-0 in NCAC play after knocking off Wittenberg this past week and surged to the top of the standings. This week features a full slate of conference contests, including five games on Saturday where Oberlin will host Kenyon who is also unbeaten in conference play.
After dropping out of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) division III men's poll last week, Ohio Wesleyan is back in the poll at No. 14 after knocking off No. 18 Ohio Northern, 2-0, last week. In addition, Hiram now appears in the "Also Receiving Votes" portion of the poll after opening the season with an overall record of 8-0-0 and a 1-0-0 mark in NCAC play after taking down DePauw, 3-2, in action last week.
Hiram remained the final unbeaten team in the NCAC after picking up its first conference win over DePauw, 3-2, improving to 8-0 on the year. This week features conference openers for Wooster, on the road at Wabash and Ohio Wesleyan who will open up its defense as the NCAC Champions, on the road against Hiram.
DePauw posted the first NCAC victory of the 2012 season after picking up a 2-1 win against Denison. This weekend features four conference tilts as Wittenberg (0-0-0, 3-3-1) travels to Allegheny (0-0-0, 5-1-0), DePauw (1-0-0, 5-0-2) will face its first road NCAC game at Hiram (0-0-0, 7-0-0). The final two NCAC contests pit Kenyon (0-0-0, 3-3-0) against Denison (0-1-0, 3-3-1) in Granville, while Oberlin (0-0-0, 5-2-0) travels to Wabash (0-0-0, 2-5-0).
The interviews for the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week award winners for the week ending on Monday, September 10, are now available online. CLICK HERE to access a complete list of interviews.