October 18, 2011

Bobcats ranked sixth in Southeast Region

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team is ranked sixth in the NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Southeast Region Poll, jumping three spots from last week's poll, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.

Lees-McRae (10-3-1, 7-1 Conference Carolinas) has won six straight matches and seven of its last nine to vault into the top six in the region rankings. The Bobcats opened last week with a narrow 3-2 win at Pfeiffer University before notching a 2-0 win over Belmont Abbey College on Wednesday to run their win streak to five matches. Lees-McRae completed the three-win week in impressive come-from-behind fashion on Saturday, rallying from a 3-1 deficit at the interval to defeat Mount Olive College, 4-3.

Coker College (12-1, 7-0 CC) jumps to the top of the region and seventh in the nation this week, as No. 10 Anderson University (11-2) falls one spot to second. Flagler College (10-3-1) enters the week ranked third in the region and 17th in the nation, followed by Mars Hill College (9-4-0) and University of Montevallo (8-3-3). The Bobcats are sixth, followed by University of North Carolina at Pembroke (9-3-1), Barton College (9-4-0, 5-3 CC), Lander University (6-5-1). Clayton State University (8-5-0), and Limestone College (8-5-0, 5-3 CC) are tied for 10th.

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Bobcats host Erskine College in a conference matchup at Tate Field. The match is slated to kick off at 7 p.m. following the Bobcats' senior night festivities.

- LMC -

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

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