November 1, 2011

Bobcats fall to 10th in NSCAA Southeast Region poll

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team is tied for 10th in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Southeast Region Poll, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.

Lees-McRae (13-4-1, 11-1 Conference Carolinas) has won 13 of its last 16 matches this season, entering the Conference Carolinas Tournament as the regular season champion and top overall seed for the first time in the program's history as a member of Conference Carolinas. The Bobcats opened the tournament with a narrow 2-1 win over eighth-seeded Erskine College to advance to the semifinal round for the third straight season.

Lenoir-Rhyne University (15-1-0) is ranked first in the region and fifth in the nation, while North Georgia College & State University (14-1-1) is tied for second in the region and 13th in the country. No. 19 Armstrong Atlantic State University (12-2-3) is tied with North Georgia for second in the region, followed by Columbus State University (13-3-2), and Lander University (12-4-1).

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (9-5-3) is sixth, followed by Tusculum College (10-7-1), Flagler College (9-7-1), and Newberry College (11-6-0). Limestone College (12-5-0), Lees-McRae, and Belmont Abbey College (11-7-0) are all tied for 10th.

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Thursday when the Bobcats host third-seeded Limestone in the semifinal round of the conference tournament at 7 p.m. on Tate Field. The Saints won the teams' regular season matchup on Oct. 25 in Gaffney, S.C. by a score of 2-0.

- LMC -

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

Rk. School Record
1 Lenoir-Rhyne 15-1-0
2 North Georgia 14-1-1
2 Armstrong Atlantic 12-2-3
4 Columbus State 13-3-2
5 Lander 12-4-1
6 UNC Pembroke 9-5-3
7 Tusculum 10-7-1
8 Flagler 9-7-1
9 Newberry 11-6-0
10 Limestone 12-5-0
10 Lees-McRae 12-4-1
10 Belmont Abbey 11-7-0