October 26, 2010

Bobcats vault to fifth in NCAA II Southeast Region

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team is ranked fifth in the latest NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll, jumping four spots from last week's poll after registering a pair of impressive in-region victories against Mars Hill and St. Andrews.

Lees-McRae (10-3-2, 6-0-1 CC) has won each of its last two matches, including a 2-1 victory over then No. 17 Mars Hill last Wednesday. The Bobcats have made quite a charge of late, having earned a result in nine of their last 10 matches to enter the week needing one more league win to clinch at least a share of the Conference Carolinas championship.

Flagler College (9-3-1) tops the region for the first time this season, moving ahead of second-place Clayton State University (12-2-0). Wingate University (12-2-0) is third, followed by University of Montevallo (11-2-1) and Lees-McRae. Carson-Newman College (10-4-1) is sixth, followed by Anderson University (S.C.) (10-4-1) and Mars Hill College (11-3-1).

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Tuesday when the Bobcats travel to Due West, S.C. for a conference matchup with Erskine College. The match is slated to kick off at 7 p.m.

- LMC -

NCAA Division II Southeast Region Poll

Rk. School Record
1 Flagler 9-3-1
2 Clayton State 12-2-0
3 Wingate 12-2-0
4 Montevallo 11-2-1
5 Lees-McRae 10-3-2
6 Carson-Newman 10-4-1
7 Anderson (S.C.) 10-4-1
8 Mars Hill 11-3-1


2010 Opponents in Italics