Bobcats ranked ninth in Southeast Region

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team is ranked ninth in this week's edition of the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Southeast Region Poll, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.

Lees-McRae (5-2, 4-0 Conference Carolinas) is in the midst of a tremendous run of form, having won five straight matches and outscored its opponents by a 23-0 margin in that span. The Bobcats currently sit atop the league table with an unblemished 4-0 record against conference opponents, including a decisive 3-0 result against Pfeiffer University on Sunday afternoon. Lees-McRae is also currently ranked ninth in the nation in scoring offense (3.29) and shutout percentage (0.714).

Lenoir-Rhyne University remains atop the region rankings while holding the eighth spot in the national poll, carrying a 5-1-2 record into the week. North Georgia College & State University is second in the region and 11th in the nation with a perfect 7-0 mark, while Columbus State University is ranked third in the region and 23rd in the country with a 6-1-2 record.

Lander University (6-1-1) is fourth in the region, followed by Armstrong Atlantic State University (5-2-0). Flagler College (6-2-0) and University of North Carolina at Pembroke (5-2-1) are tied for sixth, followed by Mount Olive College (4-1-1) in eighth. Lees-McRae and Newberry College (5-2-0) round out the region poll in a tie for ninth.

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Tuesday afternoon when the Bobcats travel to Harrogate, Tenn. to take on Lincoln Memorial University in a pivotal region matchup at 4 p.m.

- LMC -

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

Rk. School Record
1 Lenoir-Rhyne 5-1-2
2 North Georgia 7-0-0
3 Columbus State 6-1-2
4 Lander 6-1-1
5 Armstrong Atlantic 5-2-0
6 Flagler 6-2-0
6 UNC Pembroke 5-2-1
8 Mount Olive 4-1-1
9 Lees-McRae 5-2-0
9 Newberry 5-2-0