Men's Soccer Rises to Sixth in Southeast RegionOctober 15, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – After notching a win and a draw last week, the Anderson University men’s soccer team moved up a spot to No. 6 in the National Soccer Coaches of America Association/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Southeast Poll, released by the NSCAA on Tuesday.
The Trojans opened last week’s play with a 3-2 home win over Newberry on Wednesday, before settling for a 1-1 draw at Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday. Anderson is now 8-2-2 overall and 4-2-1 in South Atlantic Conference play, as it currently sits alone in third place in the conference standings.
Ahead of the Trojans within the conference are Queens, which moved into the NSCAA/Continental Tire National Poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 19 nationally and No. 3 in the region. Wingate, which ranks a spot behind AU in the region poll at No. 7, is ahead of Anderson in the conference standings by a single point. The final conference member in the regional poll is Catawba, which slid into the No. 10 position.
The Peach Belt Conference controls the top two slots in the regional poll, as Young Harris moves into the No. 1 spot after Lander took its first loss of the season to UNC Pembroke over the weekend. YHC currently holds a 9-1 overall record, as the Lions lone loss came at the hands of Anderson. Lander is placed at No. 2, a spot ahead of Queens. Clayton State (4th), Flagler (t-7th) and Francis Marion (9th) round out the teams from the Peach Belt within the poll.
Limestone, which was put into the No. 5 position, is the lone team from Conference Carolinas. The Saints are 8-2 on the season.
Anderson seeks to improve on its regional ranking this week as its hosts UNC Pembroke on Wednesday and Lincoln Memorial for Homecoming on Saturday. Both contests are set for 3:30 p.m.