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October 22, 2009

2009 Season - Women's soccer moves to 17th in NCAA poll

Wins last week over Wheaton and Westminster helped propel Augustana into the school’s highest national ranking ever in women’s soccer. Veteran head coach Scott Mejia’s team is now 13-1-1 overall and ranked 17 th in NCAA Division according to D3Soccer.com. Augustana broke into the top 25 at the beginning of October at 22 nd and last week the Blue & Gold was 19 th.

The win over Wheaton on October 14 was by a score of 3-2 in overtime and the Vikings then battered Westminster to the tune of 11-0 on Sunday, October 18. Augustana’s only loss this year was a 2-1 defeat at Carroll on October 7 and the tie came three days earlier at California-Lutheran by a count of 1-1.

Augustana will play at number three ranked Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday, October 24 in Bloomington, Illinois.

2009 NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL RANKINGS

By D3Soccer.com

As of 10/18/09

#

School (No. 1 votes)

Rec.

Pts

Prev.

1

Messiah (23)

13-0-1

623

1

2

Williams (2)

11-0

598

3

3

Illinois Wesleyan

13-0-2

571

4

4

Trinity (Texas)

11-0

532

5

5

Puget Sound

12-1

491

2

6

Concordia-Moorhead

14-0

476

11

7

Rowan

12-1-1

453

12

8

Wartburg

14-0-2

443

9

9

New Jersey

13-1

419

13

10

Amherst

9-2

375

15

11

Washington U.

10-2-1

369

16

12

Chicago

9-2-1

313

6

13

Otterbein

13-1

297

17

14

William Smith

9-3-1

296

8

15

Rochester

9-2-2

253

18

16

Johns Hopkins

11-3

246

7

17

AUGUSTANA

13-1-1

223

23

18

Lynchburg

9-2-3

218

20

19

Hardin-Simmons

12-1

149

24

20

Denison

12-2-1

139

25

21

Ithaca

10-3

121

14

22

Wheaton (Ill.)

11-4

107

10

23

Wheaton (Mass.)

13-2-1

108

21

24

SUNY-Oneonta

10-2-2

81

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25

Washington & Lee

10-1-1

44

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