Bobcats ranked sixth in NCAA Southeast Region Poll

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team is ranked sixth in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Poll for the third straight week, announced NCAA officials Wednesday.

Lees-McRae (13-4-1, 9-2 Conference Carolinas) has not skipped a beat in Lees Squires' first year at the helm, capturing the Conference Carolinas Western Division title and claiming the second overall seed in the conference tournament with a 9-2 record against league opponents. The Bobcats have performed well under pressure this season, posting a 5-0-1 record when the match goes to extra time, including a 2-1 victory over regular season champion and then-No. 7 Coker College earlier this fall.

Coker (15-2-0) sits atop the region for the third week in a row, followed by Anderson University (14-3-0), Flagler College (11-3-1), Mars Hill College (11-2-1), and University of Montevallo (7-3-4). The Bobcats are sixth, followed by North Georgia College & State University (8-6-1), Lander University (8-5-2), Limestone College (11-6-0), and University of North Carolina at Pembroke (9-4-2).

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Friday when the second-seeded Bobcats host sixth-seeded Erskine College in the semifinal round at 7 p.m. on Tate Field. The Flying Fleet won the regular season matchup between the sides by a 3-1 score line in Banner Elk on Oct. 19.

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NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Southeast Region Poll

Rk. School Record
1 Coker 15-2-0
2 Anderson (S.C.) 14-3-0
3 Flagler 11-3-1
4 Mars Hill 11-2-1
5 Montevallo 7-3-4
6 Lees-McRae 13-4-1
7 North Georgia 8-6-1
8 Lander 8-5-2
9 Limestone 11-6-0
10 UNC Pembroke 9-4-2