BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#3) Spartans women soccer team moves up to No. 8

 

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
SOCCER

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BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#3)
Spartans women soccer team moves up to No. 8

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
Thanks to a pair of decisive three-goal victories on the weekend, the Trinity Western women’s soccer team moved up one spot in the latest CIS Top 10 poll and will enter the third week of Canada West action ranked No. 8. The Spartans men's soccer team remained unranked.

The Spartans women knocked off Manitoba 4-1 and Regina 3-0 Friday and Saturday respectively. They travel to Alberta this Saturday to take on No. 3 Alberta before playing unranked Saskatchewan Sunday. Both games are at 12:00 p.m. local time.

After starting the season ranked No. 5, the Spartans fell to No. 9 in the Week 2 rankings after a 1-0 loss to UBC in Trinity Western’s home opener. Both games are at 2:15 p.m. local time.

Despite playing to a 1-1 draw with No. 2 UBC, the men's team was unable to crack the Top 10 this week and have yet to do so this year. The Spartans, who enter this weekend with a 1-1-1 record, will play unranked Alberta Saturday and No. 7 Saskatchewan Sunday

In women’s soccer, the No. 1 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks improved to a perfect 6-0 in OUA conference play with a 6-1 domination of McMaster (3-2) and a hard-fought 2-1 win over Brock (2-3-1). The 2010 CIS finalists, who top the coaches’ poll for the second straight week, are back in action Saturday when they host cross-town rival Waterloo (0-4-2).

Montreal (4-0), Alberta (4-0), reigning CIS champion Queen’s (5-0) and UBC (3-0) stayed put at positions two through five.

In men’s soccer, defending national champion York leads the way for the third time in as many polls as the Lions are now 5-0-1 in the regular season following a 6-0 shutout of UOIT (0-5) and a 2-1 win over Guelph (3-2). The Lions face a pair of tough challenges this weekend when they visit Western (4-0-2) and Windsor (2-2-2).

UBC (2-0-1) holds on to the No. 2 spot, while St. Francis Xavier (3-0) moves all the way up from sixth place to No. 3.

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

1. Wilfrid Laurier (6-0-0) / 49 points / (1)
2. Montreal (4-0-0) / 43 / (2)
3. Alberta (4-0-0) / 39 / (3)
4. Queen’s (5-0-0) / 39 / (4)
5. UBC (3-0-0) / 30 / (5)
6. McGill (4-0-0) / 23 / (7)
7. UPEI (3-0-0) / 19 / (8)
8. Trinity Western (2-1-0) / 15 / (9)
9. Cape Breton (3-0-0) / 6 / (NR)
10. Toronto (4-1-0) / 5 / (NR)

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

Other teams receiving votes: Fraser Valley (3), Laurentian (2), Calgary (2), Windsor (1).

MEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / (previous rankings)
1. York (5-0-1) / 50 points / (1)
2. UBC (2-0-1) / 35 / (2)
3. StFX (3-0-0) / 34 / (6)
4. McGill (3-0-0) / 31 / (10)
5. Western (4-0-2) / 27 / (4)
6. Cape Breton (3-0-0) / 23 / (NR)
7. Saskatchewan (3-1-0) / 17 / (7)
8. Montreal (3-0-0) / 14 / (NR)
9. Laval (2-1-0) / 10 / (3)
10. Calgary (3-1-0) / 9 / (NR)

-CIS-

Last Updated: 2011-09-20
Author: Mark Janzen