CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#4) WOMEN'S SOCCER RANKED NO. 7

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
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CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#4)
WOMEN'S SOCCER RANKED NO. 7

LANGLEY, British Columbia – After a pair of draws on the road this weekend against Saskatchewan and Regina, the Trinity Western women’s soccer team (1-1-3) dropped to No. 7 in the latest CIS Top 10 rankings. The Spartans men’s soccer team (1-5) remained unranked after losing both of its weekend contests.

The Spartans women’s soccer team, which had opened the season at No. 1, fell from No. 3 to No. 7 following a 1-1 tie with Saskatchewan Saturday and a 0-0 decision with Regina Sunday.  With six points through five matches, the Spartans sit in a tie for eighth in Canada West. The Spartans return to the pitch Friday when they travel to play UNBC at  7 p.m. The game will be available live at twu.canadawest.tv.

Across the CIS, Ottawa maintained its No. 1 ranking after improving to 6-0-2 with a pair of road victories, 7-1 over Nipissing (1-4-3) and 1-0 against Laurentian (4-2-2). The Gee-Gees face the same two opponents this coming weekend, this time on home turf. Laval (6-0-0), the only program in the country with an unblemished league mark, moved up five spots to No. 2, while No. 3 Alberta (5-0-1) was unranked last Tuesday.  

In men’s soccer, TWU fell 4-0 to Victoria Friday and 4-2 to Fraser Valley Sunday.  The Spartans will look to get back in the win column this weekend as they open a six-game home stand at Rogers Field. They will host Alberta Friday and Saskatchewan Saturday. Both games are at 7 p.m. and can be seen live at twu.canadawest.tv.

Meanwhile, York moved back to the top of the CIS Top 10 after having been ranked No. 1 in Week 2. The Lions, who were ranked second in the country a week ago, dominated Waterloo 4-0 and Laurier 7-0. The new national leaders visit Western (3-2-2) and Brock (0-5-3) this week. Previous No. 1 Carleton entered the past weekend with a sparkling 4-0-1 record but settled for just a single point during a road trip to Sudbury and North Bay, losing 2-1 to Laurentian (4-1-2) before fighting Nipissing (2-4-1) to a scoreless draw. The Ravens drop all the way to No. 6 in the new Top 10.

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Last Updated: 2013-09-24
Author: Mark Janzen