The Cardinals, who are tied for ninth in the New England Division III poll of Oct. 14 after reaching as high as eighth the week before, were back on the NESCAC trail Sat., Oct. 11 with its stiffest challenge of the year, taking on the country's only undefeated and untied Division III team, top-ranked Williams College. The Ephs outshot the Cardinals, 27-6, and captured a 3-0 decision. It also gave Williams a leg up in the Little Three chase this season. Wesleyan had similar difficulty Sat., Oct 18 during Homecoming/Family Weekend festivities when it hosted ninth-ranked nationally Amherst. The Lord Jeffs moved out to a 3-0 halftime lead and captured a 4-1 win for their 15 straight game vs. the Cardinals without a loss (14-0-1). Sam Blank '09 had the Cardinal goal in the 47th minute. Wesleyan was right back on the pitch Sun., Oct. 19 taking on Tufts, ranked fifth in New England, in Medford, Mass. The Jumbos came away with a 3-0 win, their eighth in the last nine meetings with the Cardinals. Tufts scored twice in the first half and added another in the second as the shots were 12-7 in Tufts' favor, and 8-4 in shots on goal. The Cardinals head to Bates Sat., Oct 25 for their next game. Last year, Wesleyan defeated Bates, 2-0, to breal a seven-year losing streak to the Bobcats.