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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:54:19 pm »
Did anyone catch the Loras v St Thomas game tonight? I saw Loras lost, did they play well?

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:45:47 pm »
It was 4-2, not 2-1. St Thomas is up next today at 1 pm.

Yikes, my bad. LOL.

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:36:27 am »
Loras beat Cal Lutheran 2-1 in the first round. Way to rep the IIAC! Go Loras!

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 29, 2017, 09:16:52 am »
Simpson 3, Wartburg 1
Nebraska Wesleyan 2, Dubuque 0

Simpson advances to play Loras
Nebraska Wesleyan advances to play Luther

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 28, 2017, 12:03:15 am »
Saturday's IIAC playoff games:

NWU v Dubuque at 2 PM
Simpson v Wartburg at 7 PM

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 25, 2017, 07:29:32 am »
Well, it looks like the seeds are in for IIAC playoffs my friends.

#1 - Luther
#2 - Loras
#3 - Simpson
#4 - Nebraska Wesleyan
#5 - Dubuque
#6 - Wartburg

Quarterfinals (Oct. 28)
#5 Dubuque at #4 Nebraska Wesleyan
#6 Wartburg at #3 Simpson

Should be some good quarterfinal games

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:29:44 pm »
I am impressed with Loras. Ever since their loss to NWU, they have come alive. They crushed St. Scholastica today 3-0!

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 20, 2017, 05:13:32 pm »
IIAC Standings as of 10/20/2017 (D3Soccer.com has the incorrect standings)

Luther, 5-1 (9-4-3)....Remaining: v Central, at Dubuque
Simpson, 4-2 (13-2-1)....Remaining: v Wartburg, at Coe
Loras, 4-2 (9-5)...Remaining: v Coe, v St. Scholastica, at Central
Nebraska Wesleyan, 4-3 (9-6-1)....Remaining: v Buena Vista
Dubuque, 3-2-1 (7-5-2)....Remaining: at Buena Vista, v Luther
Wartburg, 3-3-1 (8-4-3)....Remaining: at Simpson, at Wisconsin-Platteville
Central, 3-3 (10-4)....Remaining: at Luther, v Loras
Buena Vista, 1-5 (4-11-1)....Remaining: v Dubuque, at Nebraska Wesleyan
Coe, 0-6 (3-11)....Remaining: at Loras, v Simpson, v Cornell




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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 20, 2017, 05:06:04 pm »
Loras is starting to look like I thought they would at the beginning of the season.  They put a lot of skill on the field, with perhaps more individual skill top to bottom than I've seen from their top 18 players in the last 9 years of watching.  They are starting to look like a more cohesive group, too, and are playing with confidence.  Obviously, given their miscues in the first half of the season, they have to win the conference tournament to get to NCAAs but if that happens they could be dangerous in November as they are not the same team they were at the start of the season.

I have to agree with you. I watched the game last night from online, and Loras looked a lot better. I think Loras could be a very dangerous team in November. Do you think if Loras wins the conference, Simpson or Luther could get an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament?

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 20, 2017, 07:43:44 am »
Maybe I doubted Loras a little bit. They came out strong and beat UW-Whitewater 3-0 last night. Big win for the Duhawks tonight!

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:57:45 pm »
Tuesday
Loras won 3-2 @ Wartburg

Wednesday
Central won 2-1 over BVU
Dubuque won 3-0 over NWU
Luther won 5-1 over Coe

Not sure how the conference standings will end up, and not sure the conference standings will matter once the conference tourney starts. 

Luther 5-1-0  Central, @ Dubuque
Simpson 4-2-0  Wartburg, @ Coe
Loras  4-2-0  Coe, @ Central
NWU  4-3-0  BVU
Dubuque 3-2-1  @ BVU, Luther
Wartburg 3-3-1  @ Simpson
Central  3-3-0  @ Luther, Loras
BVU  1-5-0  Dubuque, @ NWU
Coe  0-6-0  @ Loras, Simpson


That was a big win for Dubuque tonight. This could potentially shake up the standings in the IIAC as far as conference playoff seedings will go. It will most certainly be an interesting regular season finish.

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 15, 2017, 08:09:50 pm »
Just for fun playoff predictions:

#1 Seed - Luther
#2 Seed - Simpson
#3 Seed - Nebraska Wesleyan
#4 Seed - Loras
#5 Seed - Wartburg
#6 Seed - Dubuque

First Round:
Dubuque at Wartburg
Loras at Nebraska Wesleyan

Semifinals:
Dubuque at Luther
Loras at Simpson

Final:
Luther over Loras

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 15, 2017, 08:02:29 pm »
 :o NWU moves into third place?? Loras takes down Simpson, and looks to be back on track! Wartburg drops another big game. Luther is now in first!

This has become one wild and wacky season in the IIAC.

Here are my predictions for the remaining games for each team in the IIAC:

Luther will win out on the rest of their season. Remaining Opponents: Coe, Central, and Dubuque. Final record: 11-4-3 (7-1-0).

Simpson should still be in good shape, and should win their last two games. Remaining Opponents: Wartburg and Coe. Final Record: 15-2-1 (6-2).

Nebraska Wesleyan has come out of nowhere this season, and should win out. Remaining Opponents: Dubuque and Buena Vista. Final Record: 11-5-1 (6-2).

Loras got off to a sluggish start, and it's important they win their remaining IIAC games. Remaining Opponents: Wartburg, UW-Whitewater, Coe, St. Scholastica, and Central. Final Record: 10-7 (6-2).

Wartburg has struggled to finish against quality competition, and will continue to do so down the stretch. Remaining Opponents: Loras, Simpson, and UW-Platteville. Final Record: 8-6-3 (3-4-1).

Dubuque imagined a better season this year but they have been too inconsistent. They should win one of their last three remaining IIAC games. Remaining Oppenents: Nebraska Wesleyan, Buena Vista, and Luther. Final Record: 7-7-2 (3-4-1).

Central blew a big opportunity against NWU to turn around their season, and now two of their remaining opponents are some of the best teams in the IIAC. Remaining Opponents: Buena Vista, Luther, and Loras. Final Record: 10-6 (3-5).

Buena Vista picked up their first IIAC win of the season against Coe, but they have three tough games to finish out the year. Remaining Opponents: Central, Dubuque, and Nebraska Wesleyan. Final Record: 4-13-1 (1-7).

Coe is on the losing end once again this year, and it's been a tough season but they can still salvage one win at the end of the year against Cornell. Remaining Opponents: Luther, Loras, Simpson, and Cornell. Final Record: 4-13 (0-8).

Does any disagree? Let me know your thoughts.

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:18:46 pm »
Good lord, what in the world is going on in this conference? Luther takes down Simpson so Wartburg moves into first place. Luther and Simpson are tied for second, while Nebraska Wesleyan currently is in fourth.

Key matchups this weekend and upcoming next week...

Oct 13 - Wartburg at Luther
Oct 14 - Central at Nebraska Wesleyan // Simpson at Loras
Oct 17 - Loras at Wartburg
Oct 18 - Nebraska Wesleyan at Dubuque
Oct 21 - Wartburg at Simpson
Oct 24 - Loras at Central // Luther at Dubuque

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Men's soccer / Re: IIAC 2017 (Men's Soccer)
« on: October 08, 2017, 09:52:56 pm »
Loras defeated Luther tonight, 2-0. Could they be back in form???

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