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November 5, 2009

2009 Season - Top 10 in two polls heading into CCIW title match

Augustana will head into the championship match of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin on Saturday night against Illinois Wesleyan ranked in the top 10 in the nation in two separate polls. The Vikings of head coach Scott Mejia, currently 17-1-1 overall, are ranked sixth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll and eighth n the D3soccer.com list. Last week Augustana was sixth in the NSCAA and 10 th in the D3soccer.com poll.

The Vikings defeated Millikin 5-0 last night in the semi-final round of the CCIW tournament will now play Illinois Wesleyan (15-2-3) in the championship match on Saturday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Ericson Field. The Titans are currently ranked 20 th by the NSCAA and 14 th by D3soccer.com. Illinois Wesleyan and Wheaton played to a 1-1 tie in the other semi-final on Wednesday night but the Titans advanced on penalty kick.

Augustana won its first ever CCIW championship with a 4-1 home field victory over Elmhurst on Saturday, October 31. The winner of the championship match will get the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. The Vikings have set a new school record for victories in a single season with the 17 wins so far this year.

2009 NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL RANKINGS

As of 11/04/09

NSCAA

RECORD

PREVIOUS

THIS WEEK

D3SOCCER

RECORD

PTS

PREVIOUS

Messiah

17-0-1

1

1

Messiah (23)

17-0-1

621

1

Williams

15-0-0

2

2

Williams (3)

15-0-0

600

2

Trinity

14-0-0

3

3

Trinity (Texas)

14-0-0

577

3

Rowan

15-1-1

4

4

Puget Sound

16-1-0

525

4

Puget Sound

16-1-0

5

5

Rowan

15-1-1

517

5

AUGUSTANA

17-1-1

6

6

Concordia-Moorhead

16-0-1

493

6

Concordia-Moorhead

16-0-1

7

7

Washington

13-2-1

468

8

Washington

13-2-1

9

8

AUGUSTANA

17-1-1

440

10

William Smith

11-3-2

14

9

Amherst

12-2-1

389

9

Johns Hopkins

14-3-0

13

10

Otterbein

16-1-1

383

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