October 11, 2011

Bobcats ranked ninth in Southeast Region

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team is ranked ninth in the latest edition of the NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll, making an appearance in the poll for the third consecutive week.

Lees-McRae (8-2-1, 7-0 Conference Carolinas) has been on a tremendous run of form recently, earning a result from each of its last nine matches while opening conference play with seven straight wins. The potent Bobcat attack is led by freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.), sophomore MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.), and seniors Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.), who have combined for 27 goals, 13 assists, and eight match-winners so far this season, as the Bobcats enter the week ranked fourth in the nation in scoring offense (3.36).

Lenoir-Rhyne University (10-1-0) enters the week ranked ninth in the nation, and tied atop the region with No. 10 North Georgia College & State University (10-0-0), as Armstrong Atlantic State University (8-2-1), Columbus State University (8-3-2), and Lander University (9-2-1) round out the top five. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is sixth with an 8-3-1 record, followed by Tusculum College (8-3-0), Mount Olive College (8-1-1), Lees-McRae, and Flagler College (6-6-0).

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

- LMC -

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

Rk. School Record
1 Lenoir-Rhyne 10-1-0
1 North Georgia 10-0-0
3 Armstrong Atlantic 8-2-1
4 Columbus State 8-3-2
5 Lander 9-2-1
6 UNC Pembroke 8-3-1
7 Tusculum 8-3-0
8 Mount Olive 8-1-1
9 Lees-McRae 8-2-1
10 Flagler 6-6-0