October 26, 2011

Bobcats ranked eighth in NCAA Southeast Region poll

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team is ranked eighth in this week's NCAA Division II Southeast Region Poll after capturing the program's first Conference Carolinas regular season championship, announced NCAA officials Wednesday.

Lees-McRae (12-3-1, 11-1 CC) rebounded from a rough start to the season with a tremendous run of form, winning each of its first 11 matches in conference play to clinch its first outright conference title in program history. The Bobcats are also ranked among the nation's leaders in a pair of statistical categories, entering the week listed fourth in scoring offense (3.47) and seventh in shutout percentage (0.733), while owning the country's 19th-best winning percentage (0.833).

North Georgia College & State University (13-1-0) tops the first region this week, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne University (14-1-0), Armstrong Atlantic State University (12-2-2), Columbus State University (12-3-1), and Lander University (12-3-1). Wingate University (11-3-0) is sixth, followed by Tusculum College (8-6-0), Lees-McRae, University of North Carolina at Pembroke (7-4-3), and Mount Olive College (9-3-2).

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Saturday when the Bobcats travel to Mars Hill, N.C. to take on Mars Hill College in their regular season finale. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m.

- LMC -

NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Southeast Region Poll

Rk. School Record
1 North Georgia 13-1-0
2 Lenoir-Rhyne 14-1-0
3 Armstrong Atlantic 12-2-2
4 Columbus State 12-3-1
5 Lander 12-3-1
6 Wingate 11-3-0
7 Tusculum 8-6-0
8 Lees-McRae 12-3-1
9 UNC Pembroke 7-4-3
10 Mount Olive 9-3-2