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September 29, 2009

2009 Season - Women's soccer ranked 22nd in nation

The Augustana Vikings, off to an 8-0 start this year, have gotten the attention of the D3soccer.com voters. Coach Scott Mejia’s squad, which has allowed just two goals all season, is ranked 22nd in the website’s latest poll.

While the Viking defense has been outstanding, the offense has been equally productive, averaging 3.25 goals per game. Taylor Moesle (Carl Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) leads the team with 13 points on five goals and three assists. Eric Coulson (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) leads with six goals and Lauren Polock’s (Wheaton North HS, Wheaton, Ill.) six assists lead the team as well. Goalkeeper Kayla Radloff (West Chicago HS, West Chicago, Ill.) is 8-0 with five shutouts and a miniscule 0.27 goals against average.

Five of the Vikings’ eight wins have come on the road. They’ll be in action next on Tuesday, September 29 when they’ll host Coe at 5:00 p.m.

The University of Puget Sound (7-0) is the nation’s top ranked Division III team and received 16 of 25 first place votes. The CCIW’s Wheaton (8-1) and Illinois Wesleyan (8-0-2) hold down spots four and five.

#

School (No. 1 votes)

Rec.

Pts

Prev.

1

Puget Sound (16)

7-0

612

1

2

Messiah (8)

8-0-1

607

2

3

Williams (1)

7-0

572

3

4

Wheaton (Ill.)

8-1

542

5

5

Illinois Wesleyan

8-0-2

501

7

6

Trinity (Texas)

7-0

499

6

7

William Smith

6-2

391

10

8

Wartburg

7-0-1

380

12

9

Johns Hopkins

7-2

362

14

10

Chicago

7-1

350

15

11

Amherst

4-1

345

13

12

Wheaton (Mass.)

8-0

337

9

13

Concordia-Moorhead

8-0

292

16

14

Ithaca

7-1

287

17

15

New Jersey

8-1

286

4

16

Rowan

6-1-1

281

22

17

Plattsburgh State

7-1-1

263

11

18

Washington U.

7-2

226

19

19

Lynchburg

5-2-1

193

8

20

Swarthmore

7-2

121

18

21

Dickinson

7-1

112

21

22

Augustana

8-0

80

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23

Calvin

6-3

63

20

24

Rochester

5-1-2

58

25

25

Otterbein

8-1

52

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