It was more of the same for the Hamline Men's Cross Country and Women's Soccer teams. And that is a good thing. The CC team, which went 1-2-4-5 in winning the St. Catherine's Invitational last Saturday, stayed atop the USTFCCA Coaches' poll for the Central Region in Division III. The two-time defending conference champs have been at the top of this poll this entire season.
The Pipers, who will run this weekend at the UW-LaCrosse Invitational, are one of five MIAC teams to be so noted in the regional poll. HU is ranked 23rd in the country. Only one other MIAC school (St. Olaf, 25th place) is ranked nationally on the men's side.
The women's soccer team, which tied UW-Stout 3-3 on Tuesday and then defeated St. Mary's, 2-1, in Double OT last Sunday, also stayed put at 10th in the NSCAA North Region poll. It is the fourth week in a row they have been in the Top Ten of their region. The Pipers are 7-2-3 overall. Their 2-2-2 mark in the MIAC has then within one win of fourth place, the final playoff position.
Hamline has two key home games this week. They face Gustavus Adolphus this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Paterson Field. Carleton visits Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. game. HU is undefeated in five games at home this season.