CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#8) WVB No. 2, MVB No. 3, WXC No. 8, MXC No. 10, WSOC No. 10

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
CROSS COUNTRY, SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#8)
WVB No. 2, MVB No. 3, WXC No. 8, MXC No. 10, WSOC No. 10

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western Spartans have five its six currently competing teams in in this week’s CIS Top 10 rankings  as women’s volleyball is No. 2, men’s volleyball is No. 3, women’s cross country is No. 8 and both men’s cross country and women’s soccer are No. 10.

Both Spartans volleyball teams will open their Canada West regular season this weekend when they play a home-and-home series with UBC Friday and Saturday nights. Trinity Western will host the Thunderbirds Friday at 6 p.m. (women) and 8 p.m. (men), before travelling to Vancouver for Saturday’s tilts. The games will be streamed live at twu.canadawest.tv.

The men’s volleyball team finished the preseason with a 9-4 record after winning two of the four matches it played this weekend. The Spartans beat No. 10 Mount Royal and Calgary, but lost to No. 1 Alberta and now-No. 2 McMaster.

The women’s volleyball team had the weekend off after wrapping up its preseason schedule with a 6-1 record.

On the pitch, the women’s soccer team (8-1-3) earned a 2-0 win over then-No. 2 Alberta and a 3-1 win over Mount Royal this past weekend. The Spartans, who finished fourth in the conference, will now host Saskatchewan in the quarter-finals Saturday at 6 p.m. at Rogers Field. The game will be streamed live at twu.canadawest.tv.

The men’s soccer team (4-6-2), playing UNBC on back-to-back nights, won 3-0 Friday but then was forced to settle for a 1-1 tie Saturday. The Spartans will play at Calgary Saturday and at Lethbridge Sunday and need to win both games to qualify for the post-season. Both matches start at 2:15 p.m. local time.

The cross country teams were both idle this past weekend, but get back on the trails this Saturday as they will compete in the B.C. Cross Country Championships at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford, B.C.

The first basketball rankings of the season will be released next Tuesday.

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

1. UBC (0-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western (0-0) / 56 / (2)
3. Montreal (0-0) / 52 / (3)
4. UBC Okanagan (0-0) / 43 / (5)
T5. Brandon (0-0) / 40 / (6)
T5. York (2-0) / 40 / (7)
7. Sherbrooke (0-0) / 30 / (NR)
8. Manitoba (0-0) / 29.5 / (4)
9. Winnipeg (0-0) / 29 / (8)
10. Ottawa (0-0) / 27.5 / (NR)

Next highest votes: Dalhousie (18), Mount Royal (14), Alberta (12.5), Saint Mary’s (11.5), Queen’s (7).

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Alberta (0-0) / 257 points (24) / (1)
2. McMaster (0-0) / 223 (1) / (3)
3. Trinity Western (0-0) / 198 / (2)
4. Brandon (0-0) / 196 (1) / (5)
5. UBC (0-0) / 144 / (6)
6. Laval (0-0) / 135 / (4)
7. Saskatchewan (0-0) / 87 / (8)
8. UNB (0-0) / 75 / (7)
9. Ryerson (1-0) / 51 / (9)
10. Mount Royal (0-0) / 43 / (T10)

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

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Queen’s 87 / (2)
3. Western 78 / (3)
4. Victoria 64 / (4)
5. Toronto 58 / (5)
6. McMaster 47 / (T6)
7. Dalhousie 43 / (8)
8. Trinity Western 39 / (T6)
9. McGill 18 / (9)
10. Laurentian 8 / (10)

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

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Laval 89 / (2)
T3. Windsor 74 / (3)
T3. Victoria 74 / (4)
5. Queen’s 57 / (5)
6. McMaster 48 / (6)
7. Lakehead 39 / (7)
8. Western 22 / (8)
9. Regina 20 / (9)
10. Trinity Western 9 / (10)

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

1. Ottawa (12-1-3) / 49 points / (1)
2. Western (11-0-5) / 42 / (3)
3. Montreal (9-1-2) / 37 / (6)
4. Alberta (9-1-2) / 36 / (2)
5. Victoria (10-2-0) / 33 / (9)
6. Cape Breton (7-0-4) / 21 / (8)
7. Toronto (10-3-3) / 18 / (7)
8. UBC (8-1-3) / 16 / (4)
9. Laval (8-3-1) / 10 / (5)
10. Trinity Western (8-1-3) / 6 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes:  Dalhousie (4), Wilfred Laurier (3).

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

1. UBC (11-1-0) / 50 points / (1)
2. Ryerson (12-0-2) / 44 / (2)
3. York (13-2-1) / 41 / (3)
4. McMaster (11-2-3) / 33 / (5)
5. Montreal (6-2-2) / 29 / (4)
6. UNB (7-2-2) / 24 / (8)
7. Saskatchewan (8-4-2) / 19 / (7)
8. Guelph (8-3-5) / 17 / (6)
9. Victoria (8-3-1) / 7 / (10)
10. UQAM (6-2-2) / 4 / (NR)

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