BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#4) Spartans women soccer team ranked No. 5

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
SOCCER, CROSS COUNTRY

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BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#4)
Spartans women soccer team ranked No. 5

OTTAWA, Ontario –
After back-to-back shutout wins on the road, one against then No. 3 Alberta and one against unranked Saskatchewan, the Trinity Western women’s soccer team moved up to No. 5 in the latest CIS Top 10 rankings. Despite a pair of shutout victories as well, the Spartans men’s soccer team remained unranked while the TWU cross country men’s and women’s teams are also unranked in the first cross country poll of the season.

The Spartans women’s soccer team beat Alberta 1-0 Saturday and Saskatchewan 2-0 Sunday and improved its record to 4-1, which has them in second place in the Canada West standings. The Spartans started the year ranked No. 5, then dropped to No. 9 after a 1-0 loss to UBC and then were bumped up to No. 8 after wins over Regina and Manitoba. They will be back on the road this weekend as they head east to play Regina Saturday and Manitoba Sunday. Both games start at 12:00 p.m. local time.

The men’s soccer team knocked off Alberta 1-0 Saturday and then No. 7 Saskatchewan 1-0 Sunday, which improved the Spartans regular season record to 3-1-1 and gave them a share of first place, in terms of winning percentage, in Canada West. They will be at home this weekend as they host Calgary Friday and Lethbridge Saturday. Both games start at 7:00 p.m.

The Spartans cross country team is coming off an impressive performance at the Whistler Spirit Run in which Alison Farkash finished second and Fiona Benson was third while on the men’s side Blair Johnston also crossed the line in third place. The Spartans next meet is the Western Washington Classic Invitational in Bellingham, Wash. Oct. 8.

The University of Guelph women’s and men’s cross country running teams, both crowned national champions a year ago, lead the inaugural CIS rankings of the 2011 season. Meanwhile, there are no changes at the top in CIS women’s soccer and men’s soccer as Wilfrid Laurier and York once again occupy the No. 1 positions.

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

1. Wilfrid Laurier (7-0-0) / 50 points / (1)
2. Montreal (5-0-1) / 42 / (2)
3. Queen’s (6-0-1) / 40 / (4)
4. Alberta (5-1-0) / 37 / (3)
5. Trinity Western (4-1-0) / 29 / (8)
6. UPEI (5-0-0) / 25 / (7)
7. UBC (3-1-1) / 20 / (5)
8. McGill (4-1-1) / 14 / (6)
9. Ottawa (6-2-1) / 11 / (NR)
10. Dalhousie (4-1-0) / 3 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Sherbrooke (2), Windsor (1), Victoria (1).

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

1. York (5-0-3) / 58 points / (1)
2. UBC (2-0-3) / 51 / (2)
3. StFX (4-0-1) / 45 / (3)
4. Cape Breton (4-0-1) / 42 / (6)
5. McGill (4-1-0) / 39 / (4)
6. Western (4-1-3) / 24 / (5)
7. Carleton (6-2-0) / 16 / (NR)
8. Montreal (4-1-0) / 15 / (8)
9. Toronto (4-1-1) / 12 / (NR)
10. Calgary (4-2-0) / 9 / (10)

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 98.9 points / (-)
2. McMaster 90.5 / (-)
3. Western Ontario 64.2 / (-)
4. Victoria 58.4 / (-)
5. McGill 57.4 / (-)
6. Dalhousie 45.8 / (-)
7. Calgary 45.3 / (-)
8. Queen’s 23.7 / (-)
9. StFX 13.2 / (-)
10. Windsor 9.5 / (-)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 95.6 points / (-)
2. Windsor 94.4 / (-)
3. Western Ontario 71.1 / (-)
4. Queen’s 59.4 / (-)
5. Victoria 58.3 / (-)
6. Regina 41.7 / (-)
7. Laval 32.8 / (-)
8. Toronto 27.2 / (-)
9. Calgary 21.1 / (-)
10. McMaster 18.9 / (-)

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Last Updated: 2011-09-27
Author: Mark Janzen