Lees-McRae jumps to sixth in Southeast Region

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women'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.

The sixth-place regional rank marks the highest in program history in the NSCAA poll, and the fourth week the Bobcats have been listed among the region's top teams this season. Lees-McRae (10-2-1, 9-0 Conference Carolinas) picked up two pivotal results in conference play last week, defeating defending regular season champion Belmont Abbey College, 1-0, before earning a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Mount Olive College on Saturday.

Lenoir-Rhyne University (12-1-0) continues to top the region, entering the week ranked sixth in the nation, while North Georgia College & State University (11-1-0) is ranked second in the region and 13th nationally. No. 18 Armstrong Atlantic State University (10-2-1) is third, followed by Columbus State University (10-3-2) and Lander University (11-2-1). Lees-McRae is sixth, followed by University of North Carolina at Pembroke (8-4-2), Anderson University (8-6-0), Tusculum College (8-5-1), and Mount Olive (8-3-1).

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 5 p.m. following the Bobcats' senior night festivities.

- LMC -

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

Rk. School Record
1 Lenoir-Rhyne 12-1-0
2 North Georgia 11-1-0
3 Armstrong Atlantic 10-2-1
4 Columbus State 10-3-2
5 Lander 11-2-1
6 Lees-McRae 10-2-1
7 UNC Pembroke 8-4-2
8 Anderson 8-6-0
9 Tusculum 8-5-1
10 Mount Olive 8-3-1