October 9, 2012

Bobcats jump to ninth in NSCAA Southeast Region rankings

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team is ranked ninth in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll, moving up one spot from a tie for 10th last week, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.

Lees-McRae (7-3-1, 6-1 Conference Carolinas) has been on a strong run of play to start the conference schedule, entering the week at the top of the league standings and on a four-match winning streak following a 5-0 win over Pfeiffer University on Saturday. The Bobcats began the week ranked 21st in the nation in scoring offense, swelling their goals per match average to 2.73 after netting nine tallies last week.

Armstrong Atlantic State University tops the region once again with a record of 8-1-1, followed by Columbus State University (10-1-0), Lenoir-Rhyne University (9-1-0), Lander University (7-1-3), and North Georgia College & State University (10-2-0). Tusculum College is sixth with a 9-1-2 record, followed by Clayton State University (7-4-1) and Flagler College (7-2-3) in a tie for seventh. Lees-McRae is ninth, with University of North Carolina-Pembroke (5-4-2) and Catawba College (8-4-0) tied for 10th.

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Bobcats host Limestone College in a pivotal league clash at 5 p.m. on Tate Field.

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