D1 Minnesotans: Megan Prazich and Denver lead the Summit Title race over SDSU, while UND, NDSU, and St Thomas fight for a playoff spot. Clara Broecker and Milwaukee look to have the Horizon tied up with 2 to play, Drake and UNI fight for the 'Valley
The regular season is nearly done and we've got Minnesotans fighting for Conference crowns. In the Summit League, Megan Prazich and Denver look read to win the title unless SDSU can catch them with help from their Dakota rivals. South Dakota is likely safely in the playoffs, but North Dakota, St Thomas and NDSU will have to scrap for a final birth in the postseason as they sit outside the top 6. In the Missouri Valley, Drake sits in 1st off more Angela Gutierrez contributions and UNI's Minnesota 5 is hoping for a miracle comeback. In the Horizon League, Clara Broecker and UW Milwaukee are rolling with a 6 point lead in the final weekend. Catch up on 120+ Minnesotans playing D1 and stay tuned for postseason coverage!
Megan Prazich anchors Denver Defense towards Summit League Title
Denver are the one Summit League team left unbeaten, and if you’ve watched some of their games, you may have noticed a Megan Prazich sized reason why. The Maple Grove native has locked in a spot in Center defense and has only sat out 12 minutes all season, holding down a Denver squad that has given up just 4 goals in 6 Summit League games. Denver play at North Dakota State on Thursday, Oct 19 and at North Dakota, Sunday October 22. Both of those squads have an outside chance of postseason play and will be desperate for points. Denver has to win both games, or hope that South Dakota State also drops points, as they sit 4 points back with 1 game in hand.
SDSU needs rivals help for Summit League crown, South Dakota looking safe bet for Playoffs
It comes down to Denver and South Dakota State. South Dakota State need Denver to drop points against UND and NDSU, while the Jacks also win out their remaining games at Oral Roberts, at Kansas City, and vs Omaha at home, Tues Oct 24. If Denver does drop points this weekend, SDSU will be in control, as the 24th is a make up game from earlier this fall, so they will know if they have a chance. South Dakota is comfortably in the playoffs coming into the final weekend, sitting in 3rd and ahead UND, St Thomas and NDSU.
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