Oklahoma Wesleyan defeated then-No. 1 Hastings, 1-0, on Monday, earning its third consecutive win over a ranked opponent to start the season.

That wasn’t lost on the NAIA coaches, who moved the Eagles from their preseason ranking of No. 6 into the top spot of the first regular season NAIA Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 poll.

OKWU beat then-No. 3 Grand View to open the year and No. 12 Baker, 1-0, on Saturday.

Oklahoma Wesleyan travels to Marshall, Mo., today as the No. 1 team in the country and will face Missouri Valley at 3:30 p.m.

Joey McWilliams lives in Durant. He founded and provides the bulk of the content for OklahomaSports.Net. He is a long-time sports journalist, having covered sports via radio, newspaper, television and the Internet since 2000. Joey was the color analyst for the Southeastern Savage Storm football and basketball teams from 2001-2011 and again for football in 2015. He also does play-by-play for Southeastern volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball on radio and streaming Internet video for Mix 96.1 in Durant. He can also be seen on the GAC Sports Network and as the play-by-play announcer on the Showcase Game of the Week high school football broadcast on KSBI in OKC. Joey is an alum of both Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University. He completed his second bachelor's degree in 2012, a journalism/broadcasting degree at OSU in sports media. He earned first place in the television sports play-by-play category in the 2012 OAB/OBEA competition. Joey also broadcasts regularly on the NFHS Network and was on ESPN3 for the 2015 Live United Texarkana Bowl and on the call of the 2016 Great American Conference basketball tournaments. Additionally, he is a recurring guest on the Spano and Black Attack on the Sports Byline USA Network. He also coached high school girls' and boys' basketball for seven years and high school football for one season at Victory Life Academy.