No. 1 Wake Forest, the defending national champion, is one of six Division I men's teams that are still perfect after three weeks. Drake, Western Illinois, Evansville, Loyola (Md.) and Appalachian
State will all face big tests soon. Here's a look at the rest:
(6-0-0). Big win: Won its sixth straight game by shutout with 1-0 win at Green Bay even though Bulldogs
lost goalie Michael Drozd 18 minutes into the game. Big star: Garrett
leads Drake with three goals and three assists. Big test: Drake face Cal Friday and Stanford Sunday in Palo Alto.
WESTERN ILLINOIS (6-0-0). Big win:
Beat Bradley, 1-0, in overtime. Big star: Martin Browne
(three goals and four assists). Big test: The Leathernecks travel to Oakland (5-1-0) on Sept. 27.
EVANSVILLE (5-0-0). Big win: Handed Butler its first loss with 3-2 win on Sept. 7. Big star:
Sophomore forward Mike Luttrull
, Offensive MVP at last weekend's ProRehab Aces Classic, already has scored five
goals. Big test: The Aces face UC Santa Barbara Friday and Cal Poly Sunday. LOYOLA (MD.) (5-0-0). Big win:
Charles Street showdown with 2-1 win over Towson on Sept. 7. Big star:
Goalie Milos Kocic
has been the MAAC's Defensive Player of the Week two out of three weeks. Big test: The Greyhounds head to Niagara to play at its new
stadium in a key MAAC clash on Oct. 10.
APPALACHIAN STATE (4-0-0). Big wins:
Captured a pair of overtime decisions over Gardner-Webb (1-0) and Winthrop (2-1) last weekend. Big star: Arie Muniz has four goals in four games
. Big test: First-year coach
Shaun Pendleton will lead the Mountaineers against Wake Forest on Sept. 24.
MONDAY NIGHT. No. 17 Providence was held to a 0-0 tie by Northeastern Monday night. The Friars, who are off to their best start since 2005, move to 3-0-2. PC goalkeeper Timothy Murray stopped three shots to earn his fourth shutout of the season and the 12th of his