Lees-McRae climbs to fifth in Southeast Region

Lees-McRae climbs to fifth in Southeast Region

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team is ranked fifth in this week's edition of the NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Southeast Region Poll after registering a thrilling 1-0 extra time win over then-No. 7 Coker College on Saturday.

Lees-McRae (11-4-1, 8-2 Conference Carolinas) recorded perhaps its most critical result of the season on Saturday, upsetting Coker by a 1-0 margin in extra time to move up to fifth in the region rankings. The Bobcats have won eight of their last 11 to climb into the top five in the region for the first time this season.

Anderson University (13-2-0) sits atop the region this week, jumping over Coker (13-2-0) as Anderson and Coker rank sixth and 10th in the nation, respectively. Flagler College (12-3-1) is ranked third in the region and 17th in the nation, followed by Mars Hill College (9-4-1), and Lees-McRae. The University of Montevallo (9-3-4) is sixth, followed by University of North Carolina at Pembroke (9-3-2), Limestone College (10-5-0), Barton College (10-5-0), and North Georgia College & State University (8-6-1).

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Tuesday, travelling to Gaffney, S.C. to take on Limestone College in a pivotal conference battle to close out the Bobcats' regular season league schedule. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.

- LMC -

NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Southeast Region Poll

Rk. School Record
1 Anderson 13-2-0
2 Coker 13-2-0
3 Flagler 12-3-1
4 Mars Hill 9-4-1
5 Lees-McRae 11-4-1
6 Montevallo 9-3-4
7 UNC Pembroke 9-3-2
8 Limestone 10-5-0
9 Barton 10-5-0
10 North Georgia 8-6-1