Noontime’s New England D3 Football Top 10 (Oct 24, 2022) – Noontime Sports

Willie Lombard and Manny Sanchez notched five quick touchdowns against Worcester State on Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY: Kim Bownes/Plymouth State Athletics)

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Another New England week NCAA Division III Soccer is complete. So it’s time to unveil this week’s top 10 teams heading into the ninth week of the season.

Endicott College remains our top team – the Gulls shot past University of New England on Saturday, thanks to his defense fielding their fourth shutout of the season. Additionally, Endicott’s defense recorded 10 sacks.

Salve Regina University and State of Plymouth Each moved up the ranks as both teams had wins throughout the eighth week State of Bridgewater took the poll ahead of a major incline of the ninth week UMass Dartmouth.

Western New England moved up one spot and checked in ninth this week after the Golden Bears drove by Curry College.

Noontime Top 10 Poll: Monday 24 October 2022

1. Endicott College (7-0, 3-0 CCC) (LW: #1): As mentioned above, the Gulls’ defense against UNE on Saturday was a unit to watch. Not only did they record their fourth shutout, they also registered 10 sacks.

2. UMass Dartmouth (7-1, 6-0 MASCAC) (LW: No. 2): The Corsairs are nearing winning their first conference crown since 2002 but need two key wins to reach their goal.

3. Springfield College (5-2, 3-0 NEWMAC) (LW: No. 3): Springfield has won nine straight conference games going back to last season’s 60-0 win Coast Guard Academy. The pride will come to visit merchant marine on Saturday with hopes of continuing its recent momentum.

4. Trinity College (6-0, 6-0 NESCAC) (LW: No. 4): The Bantams beat Williams College 16-0 in the last session and secured a 32-13 win. Trinity will compete against his seventh win on Saturday Bowdoin College.

5. Middlebury College (5-1, 5-1 NESCAC) (LW: No. 5): The Panthers bounced back from their week seven setback with a 40-28 win Bates College. runner Lee Charles McNeil highlighted Navy and White’s fifth win of the season by rushing into the game for 115 yards with 19 carries and a touchdown.

6. Salve Regina University (5-2, 2-1 CCC) (LW: #7): Achieve back-to-back wins for the Seahawks as Salve Regina sped past Nichols College on Saturday to keep hopes of the conference title alive.

7. State of Plymouth (6-1, 4-1 MASCAC) (LW: No. 9): Manny Sanchez and Willie Lombard combined for five rushing touchdowns on Saturday as the Panthers rolled past State of Worcester, 56-21. Plymouth State will seek its third straight win on Saturday, as well as its seventh win of the 2022 season State of Westfield.

8th. Wesleyan University (4-2, 4-2 NESCAC) (LW: No. 6): The Cardinals fell two places after a 28-26 setback against Bowdoin. Despite the loss, Wesleyan remains in contention for the conference title but has yet to win his last three competitions. Also, they will need some help to at least share the league crown.

9. Western New England (3-4, 2-1 CCC) (LW: #10): This is a big week for the Gold Bears. Western New England will travel Husson University with hopes of remaining in the race for the conference title.

10 State of Bridgewater (4-3, 4-1) (LW: Not Rated): A challenging three-game stretch begins for the Bears on Saturday when they visit second-placed UMass Dartmouth.

On the rise: Colby College (4-2, 4-2 NESCAC), Husson University (3-4, 2-1 CCC), Tufts University (3-3, 3-3 NESCAC) and Western Connecticut (5-3, 4-2 MASCAC)



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