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MSOC Weekend Preview

West Texas A&M moved up to fifth in the country in the latest rankings. The Buffs now hold a 5-0 overall record after picking up a 2-0 win against Texas A&M-International on Saturday. The victory was the Buffs' fourth shutout of the season. They outshot the Dustdevils in the contest 18-10.

Their match on Friday against Dallas Baptist was called due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled for a date still to be determined. WT is also tabbed first in the South Central Region by the NSCAA.

The Buffs return to action on Friday as they take their first road trip to battle St. Edward's, and then head to St. Mary's on Sunday.

A 6-1-0 start, including a pair of road Great Lakes Valley Conference victories last weekend, has helped Drury jump to No. 7 nationally in this week's NSCAA Top 25 Poll released Tuesday.

Drury was 24th in the preseason poll, moved to ninth before a loss to Rockhurst a week ago dropped the Panthers to 16th. But DU jumped nine spots thanks to victories at Illinois Springfield (1-0) and Southern Indiana (2-1) last weekend.

On Friday, Scott Stiffler's second-half goal broke up a scoreless duel and sent on to a 1-0 victory versus Illinois Springfield.

Against Southern Indiana, Matt Hutchison scored the game-winning goal assisted by Eric Heet at the 63:30 mark to help Drury to a 2-1 victory.

The Panthers head into another weekend of action where they will face McKendree on Friday and Bellarmine on Sunday.

Thursday, Sept. 26  
8 p.m. No. 6 Northeastern State vs. No. 21 Fort Hays State
10:30 p.m. No. 1 Simon Fraser vs. S.D. School of Mines
Friday, Sept. 27  
5 p.m. No. 5 West Texas A&M vs. St. Edward’s
7 p.m. No. 9 Colorado Mines vs. Colorado Christian
9:30 p.m. No. 7 Drury vs. McKendree
Saturday, Sept. 28  
2 p.m. No. 6 Northeastern State vs. Southern Nazarene
2:30 p.m. No. 2 C.W. Post vs. NYIT
4 p.m. No. 4 Notre Dame (Ohio) vs. Shepherd
7:30 p.m. No. 3 Rollins vs. Florida Tech
10:30 p.m. No. 1 Simon Fraser vs. University of Mary
Sunday, Sept. 29  
2 p.m. No. 5 West Texas A&M vs. St. Mary’s
2 p.m. No. 10 Lindenwood vs. Upper Iowa
3:30 p.m. No. 7 Drury vs. Bellarmine
4 p.m. No. 9 Colorado Mines vs. UC-Colorado Springs
Tuesday, Oct. 1  
3:30 p.m. No. 3 Rollins vs. Lynn
8 p.m. No. 5 West Texas A&M vs. Texas-Permian Basin
TBD No. 6 Northeastern State vs. Harding
Wednesday, Oct. 2  
6 p.m. No. 4 Notre Dame (Ohio) vs. Urbana
7:30 p.m. No. 8 Lander vs. USC-Aiken


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