Updating Summit League men’s soccer standings, stats

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Eastern midfielder Alejandro Lurbe runs by an opponent in a match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor

The men’s soccer teams of the Summit League will soon be heading into the third week of conference play. 

Every Summit League but Omaha and Western Illinois has played two conference matches, and more conference matches are set for this Saturday. 

The first match Saturday will be between Eastern and Omaha at noon. 

It will be a home match for Eastern, which won its conference home opener 1-0 against St. Thomas on Sept. 25. 

The Panthers are 1-1 in Summit League competition, putting them in third place in the standings with 3 conference points. 

Omaha also has 3 conference points, having won their only conference match 2-0 against Kansas City on Oct. 2. 

Omaha and Eastern played twice last season, with the Mavericks winning both matches 2-0. 

The second match Saturday will be at 4 p.m. between St. Thomas and Denver. 

St. Thomas is searching for its first win as a Division I program, and getting a win against Denver will be a tall task. 

Denver is 2-0 in conference play this season, having beaten Western Illinois 2-1 and Eastern 2-0. 

St. Thomas has lost to Eastern and Oral Roberts in conference play, and is 0-9-2 overall this season. 

The final Summit League match scheduled for Saturday will be at 7 p.m. between Oral Roberts and Western Illinois. 

Oral Roberts in in second place so far with a 1-0-1 conference record. The tied Kansas City in their conference opener before beating St. Thomas. 

Western Illinois’ lone conference match ended in a loss to Denver. That was back on Sept. 25, and since then the Leathernecks have played two nonconference matches and lost 7-1 and 3-1 in them. 

Kansas City will not play a conference match this weekend, with its next Summit League competition scheduled for Oct. 16.

Oral Roberts and Denver are leading the conference with 4 goals each in conference play. Both teams have also allowed just one goal to conference opponents.

Oral Roberts’ 17 goals overall this season also lead the conference. 

Western Illinois has just 3 goals overall, the fewest in the Summit League.  

 

Adam Tumino can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]