Battle on deck for Battling Bishops
Hope enters poll at No. 22, takes on No. 6 Dominican (Ill.)
No. T6 Ohio Wesleyan will face its biggest opponent of the season thus far in the coming week. The Bishops will take on No. 8 Ohio Northern on Wednesday in Ada, Ohio.
The Battling Bishops won the adidas® Invitational last weekend, defeating Christopher Newport 3-2, and defeating Colorado College 6-2, helping them to move up the latest poll four spots.
Junior back Drew Pang scored in the second overtime to lift Ohio Wesleyan a win against CNU in the first round of the invite on Friday.
Junior midfielder Colton Bloecher scored twice and Ohio Wesleyan erupted for four second-half goals to take the victory versus Colorado College in the second round of the adidas® Invitational on Saturday.
The Bishops have a couple of other matchups to focus on prior to taking on the Polar Bears. The squad meets Heidelberg on Friday and Berry on Sunday to round out their slate in the coming week.
The Flying Dutchmen moved into the NSCAA Division III Top 25, debuting at No. 22 after being unranked last week.
Hope's 2-1 men's soccer victory against then-No. 4 Wheaton (Ill.) College propelled the Flying Dutchmen into the top 25. Wheaton is now ranked 13th after suffering its first loss of the season at the hands of Hope.
The Flying Dutchmen will take a 2-1-1 record into Thursday's home match against Grace Bible College from Grand Rapids. Hope will then take on another ranked opponent in No. T6 Dominican (Ill.) on Saturday to see if it can build on its impressive drive thus far this season. Rounding out the week, the Flying Dutchmen meet up with Calvin on Tuesday.
|Friday, Sept. 13|
|5 p.m.||No. 8 Ohio Northern vs. Albion|
|8 p.m.||No. T6 Ohio Wesleyan vs. Heidelberg|
|Saturday, Sept. 14|
|Noon||No. 2 Williams vs. Trinity (Conn.)|
|1 p.m.||No. 1 Messiah vs. Catholic University of America|
|1 p.m.||No. 5 Loras vs. Carroll|
|1 p.m.||No. T6 Dominican (Ill.) vs. No. 22 Hope|
|2 p.m.||No. 8 Ohio Northern vs. Berry|
|2 p.m.||No. 4 York (Pa.) vs. Susquehanna|
|2:30 p.m.||No. 9 Amherst vs. Bowdoin|
|7 p.m.||No. 3 Stevens Institute vs. NYU|
|Sunday, Sept. 15|
|1 p.m.||No. 2 Williams vs. Babson|
|1 p.m.||No. 5 Loras vs. Saint John’s|
|2 p.m.||No. T6 Ohio Wesleyan vs. Berry|
|Tuesday, Sept. 17|
|7 p.m.||No. 1 Messiah vs. No. 12 Dickinson|
|7:30 p.m.||No. T6 Dominican (Ill.) vs. North Park|
|Wednesday, Sept. 18|
|4 p.m.||No. 9 Amherst vs. Connecticut College|
|5 p.m.||No. T6 Ohio Wesleyan vs. No. 8 Ohio Northern|
|7 p.m.||No. 3 Stevens Institute vs. William Paterson|
|7 p.m.||No. 4 York (Pa.) vs. Johns Hopkins|