FOUR WEEKS STRAIGHT FOR TWU WOMEN-Spartan men remain third

CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (4)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
NATIONAL RANKINGS

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FOUR WEEKS STRAIGHT FOR TWU WOMEN
-Spartan men remain third

OTTAWA (CIS)
– The reigning CIS champion Trinity Western Spartans lead the women’s soccer coaches poll for the fourth time in four weeks, while the Montreal Carabins are ranked No. 1 in the country in men’s soccer for the second straight week.

In women’s soccer, the Spartans (3-0) remained perfect in conference play with an impressive 3-1 road win over No. 9-UBC last Saturday night.

The Montreal Carabins (4-0), CIS bronze medallists a year ago, and Victoria Vikes (3-0) also kept their unblemished records intact over the past weekend to hold on to the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, respectively. Montreal edged Sherbrooke 2-1 and No. 10-Laval 1-0, while Victoria dominated Calgary 4-1 and Lethbridge 3-0.

Rounding out the fourth women’s soccer Top 10 of the campaign are No. 4-Brock (3-0-1), Wilfrid Laurier (3-0-1) and Ottawa (4-0-2), which find themselves tied for fifth place, No. 7-StFX (3-0), No. 8-Cape Breton (2-1-1), No. 9-UBC (1-1-1) and No. 10-Laval (3-1).

Brock and Laurier battled to a 1-1 draw on Friday.

In men’s soccer, the 2008 CIS third-place finisher Carabins (3-0-1) remained unbeaten in QSSF action with a 3-0 victory over Sherbrooke and a 2-0 shutout of archrival Laval. Montreal took over the No. 1 spot from the defending national champion York Lions last week.  

The Victoria Vikes (3-0-1) move up two positions to No. 2 in the new poll following a 3-2 defeat of Saskatchewan and a 1-1 tie against No. 6-Alberta (2-0-2). The Trinity Western Spartans (2-0-2), last year’s CIS finalists, remain at No. 3.

After falling to No. 2 a week ago, York drops two more positions after being upset 4-3 by Windsor.

Meanwhile, three OUA teams make their way into the Top 10 for the first time in ages. No.-7 Laurentian (4-0-1) and No. 10-Guelph (3-0-1) hadn’t been ranked nationally in over a decade, while No. 9-Waterloo’s (3-0-1) last appearance in the CIS poll dated back to 2003 (No. 5 for one week).

Rounding out the new men’s soccer Top 10 are No. 5-Dalhousie (2-0-1) and No. 8-UNB (2-0-2).

WOMEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Trinity Western (3-0-0) / 48 points / (1)
2. Montreal (4-0-0) / 45 / (2)
3. Victoria (3-0-0) / 40 / (3)
4. Brock (3-0-1) / 35 / (4)
T5. Wilfrid Laurier (3-0-1) / 29 / (5)
T5. Ottawa (4-0-2) / 29 / (6)
7. StFX (3-0-0) / 12 / (NR)
8. Cape Breton (2-1-1) / 10 / (7)
9. UBC (1-1-1) / 9 / (8)
10. Laval (3-1-0) / 7 / (9)

Others teams receiving votes: Sherbrooke, Toronto.

MEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / points / (previous rankings)

1. Montreal (3-0-1) / 60 points / (1)
2. Victoria (3-0-1) / 50 / (4)
3. Trinity Western (2-0-2) / 45 / (3)
T4. York (2-2-0) / 38 / (2)
T4. Dalhousie (2-0-1) / 38 / (5)
6. Alberta (2-0-2) / 28 / (7)
7. Laurentian (4-0-1) / 26 / (NR)
8. UNB (2-0-2) / 21 / (10)
9. Waterloo (3-0-1) / 14 / (NR)
10. Guelph (3-0-1) / 7 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Laval (6), UBC (2), Toronto (1), Carleton (1).

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Last Updated: 2009-10-06
Author: Michel Belanger