BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#2) - Spartans women soccer team ranked No. 9

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
SOCCER

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BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#2)
Spartans women soccer team ranked No. 9

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
The Trinity Western women’s soccer team fell to No. 9 in the CIS Top 10 following a 1-0 home loss to now No. 5 UBC. The men’s soccer team remained unranked after splitting its weekend games, beating Victoria 2-1 and losing to Fraser Valley 1-0.

The women’s team was ranked No. 5 in the preseason polls. The last time Trinity Western was No. 9 was in Week 9 of last year (Oct. 26).

The Spartans women will host unranked Manitoba (Friday) and Regina (Saturday) this week with both games kicking off at 5:00 p.m. while the men will host No. 2 UBC Friday at 7:00 p.m.

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks move to the top of the CIS women’s soccer rankings this week, while the York Lions remained at No. 1 in men’s soccer.

In women’s soccer, Laurier moves up one spot to No. 1 after improving to 4-0 in OUA conference play thanks to a pair of road victories, 2-0 over Western (2-2) and 2-1 against Windsor (2-2).

Meanwhile, the reigning national champion Queen’s Gaels, who opened the campaign atop the rankings last Tuesday, slide to No. 4 despite winning their first three games of the regular schedule. The Gaels, who edged Laurier 1-0 in last year’s CIS final, kicked off 2011 with a 4-0 shutout of Carleton (2-2), a 1-0 blanking of Ottawa (1-1-1) and a 2-1 win against Trent (0-3-1).

Montreal (2-0) and Alberta (2-0) also move past Queen’s in the new coaches’ poll. They are ranked second and third, respectively.

In men’s soccer, defending CIS champion York improved to 3-0-1 in OUA action thanks to a pair of whitewashes, 1-0 versus McMaster (1-1-1) and 2-0 against Brock (1-3).

The UBC Thunderbirds (2-0), who lost 1-0 to York in the 2010 CIS title match, hold on to the No. 2 spot for the second straight week, while Laval (2-0) rounds out the leading trio, up from No. 6.

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

1. Wilfrid Laurier (4-0-0) / 43 points / (2)
2. Montreal (2-0-0) / 40 / (3)
3. Alberta (2-0-0) / 40 / (4)
4. Queen’s (3-0-0) / 39 / (1)
5. UBC (1-0-0) / 29 / (6)
6. UFV (2-0-0) / 26 / (7)
7. McGill (2-0-0) / 21 / (8)
8. UPEI (2-0-0) / 14 / (10)
9. Trinity Western (0-1-0) / 12 / (5)
10. Laurentian (3-1-1) / 5 / (NR)

Note: Montreal gets the tie-breaker over Alberta thanks to a higher ranking last week.

Other teams receiving votes: Ottawa (2), Sherbrooke (2), Toronto (1), Cape Breton (1).

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

1. York (3-0-1) / 59 points / (1)
2. UBC (2-0-0) / 54 / (2)
3. Laval (2-0-0) / 49 / (6)
4. Western Ontario (3-0-1) / 38 / (5)
5. Toronto (2-1-0) / 33 / (4)
6. StFX (1-0-0) / 19 / (9)
7. Saskatchewan (2-0-0) / 18 / (NR)
8. Saint Mary’s (0-0-1) / 17 / (3)
9. Carleton (3-1-0) / 16 / (NR)
10. McGill (1-0-0) / 12 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Queen’s, UPEI, Montreal, Cape Breton.

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Last Updated: 2011-09-13
Author: Mark Janzen