#SummitWSOC Weekly Notebook: No. 11

Oral Roberts will have their sights set on earning a spot in the #SummitWSOC Championships as the Golden Eagles will face South Dakota and Purdue Fort Wayne this week.
Oral Roberts will have their sights set on earning a spot in the #SummitWSOC Championships as the Golden Eagles will face South Dakota and Purdue Fort Wayne this week.

WEEKLY NOTEBOOK (PDF w/stats)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State and Denver have punched their tickets to the #SummitWSOC Championships, while the final two spots are still up for grabs and will be determined in the final week of Summit League women's soccer action.

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• South Dakota State and Denver have punched their tickets to The Summit League Championship presented by U.S. Air Force Special Warfare. Two spots remain and all four seeds are still up for grabs during the final week of the regular season.
• South Dakota State's 12-match shutout streak was snapped last week as South Dakota scored an early second-half goal, resulting in a 1-1 double-overtime draw.
• The Jackrabbits face Denver on Thursday and can finish no lower than second in the standings, as a win secures a third-straight #SummitWSOC regular-season title. A tie would give SDSU at least a share of the title.
• Denver has a legitimate shot at securing its fourth #SummitWSOC regular-season title as the Pioneers would need to beat NDSU and at least draw with SDSU.
• The Pioneers' Hannah Adler was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week for the third time in her career as she assisted on two goals in Denver's 7-0 win over North Dakota. The midfielder also was a part of a back-four that held Purdue Fort Wayne to one shot in that contest and scored twice.
• After giving up seven goals in a loss to Denver, North Dakota bounced back with a 5-2 win against Omaha. With the win, the Fighting Hawks recorded the first 10-win season in their Division I Era.
• A North Dakota win or tie against NDSU on Sunday will clinch them the program's first postseason berth as an NCAA Tournament eligible program in the Division 1 era.
• North Dakota State is currently tied with Oral Roberts for fourth in the #SummitWSOC standings, with both teams having eight points. The Bison will host North Dakota on Thursday before traveling to Denver in the regular-season finale on Sunday.
• Oral Roberts won a 1-0 double-overtime match against Western Illinois last week. Brianna McGowen scored her first-career goal in the 110-minute. Freshman goalkeeper Allison Austin was named the Defensive Player of the Week last week after recording her second-career shutout while racking up seven saves against the Leathernecks.
• South Dakota snapped SDSU's 12 consecutive shutout streak with a 1-1 double-overtime draw as Maddison Sullivan's early second-half strike earned them a point in the standings. 
• The Coyotes' Kellee Willer was named the Offensive Player of the Week after recording a multi-goal performance in a 4-2 win at Omaha.
• Western Illinois fell to Oral Roberts, 1-0, in overtime, but unleashed a team-high 19 shots led by Amy Andrews' career-high of six shots. The Leathernecks close out their regular season at South Dakota on Sunday.
• Omaha lost two matches at South Dakota (4-2) and North Dakota (5-2) and the Mavericks will hit the road to face Purdue Fort Wayne in their regular-season finale on Thursday, Oct. 31.
• Purdue Fort Wayne is still in search of its first league win of the season as the Mastodons will face Omaha on Thursday and Oral Roberts on Sunday.
 
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