Monday Notebook: MCLA Division II
- Despite some closer calls in the last two games, No. 5 Western Oregon is still cruising along and will take a 6-0 record into the game against No. 6 St. John's next weekend. After squeezing past Western Washington by a goal last weekend, the Wolves subdued No. 23 Concordia (Calif.), 12-9 on Saturday. Rookie goalie Ronnie Rothstein has been clutch for WOU, recording a 67.0 save percentage so far. Jacob Bohince (15g, 8a) and Spenser Brock (15g, 6a) have been doing the bulk of the scoring.
- No. 4 Grand Valley State eased itself into the 2011 schedule
with a 27-2 win over Butler followed by a 21-9 triumph over No. 18
Indiana Tech, but things get a bit more difficult for the Lakers
this weekend. GVSU will be traveling to St. Paul, Minn., for a
three-day, three-game weekend against No. 8 Westminster, No. 1 St.
Thomas and No. 13 SCAD.
- The schedule for this weekend in the Twin Cities is worth
delineating. On Friday, SCAD will face St. Thomas at 5:30 p.m.
followed by GVSU versus Westminster at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, it's
GVSU against UST at 12:30 p.m. before Westminster and SCAD tangle
at 4:30 p.m. The weekend will cap off with St. Thomas against
Westminster on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. after SCAD and GVSU open at
10:30 a.m. We'll know a lot about the junior circuit when this
round robin ends.
- Speaking of Kennesaw, I was somewhat surprised that the Owls only managed to score nine on Palm Beach Atlantic in a 9-6 win on Saturday. There might be larger issues with KSU...what happened to Biola?...Northern Colorado – always a contender for the tourney – officially started its season with an 11-6 victory over Kansas. Connor Saller had four assists in the win for UNC...rough opening weekend for Michigan-Dearborn. The Wolves were blanked twice, 13-0 to Washington (Mo.) and 15-0 to Missouri Baptist.