September 18, 2012

Loggers Leap Into NSCAA National Rankings

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KANSAS  CITY, Kan. – A five-match winning streak has propelled the Puget Sound men's soccer team in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's top-25 poll for the first time this year. In the latest edition of the NSCAA national poll released today, the Loggers were ranked 24th in Division III.

The Loggers are one of eight teams that are new to the poll this week after being left out a week ago. They are 5-1-1 on the season with all five wins coming consecutively.

After tying their first match and dropping the second match in overtime, the Loggers have gotten on a roll. They won the next three matches 1-0 to go into NWC play with a 3-1-1 record. Last weekend, the Loggers opened their NWC slate with a 2-1 win over Pacific and a 2-0 win over George Fox.

The last time the Logger men's soccer team appeared in the national rankings was 2007 when they cracked the top-10 of the NSCAA poll.

Whitworth was the only other NWC team mentioned in the poll as they continued their rise up to No. 11.

The Loggers begin a five-match road swing this weekend at Willamette and Linfield and do not return home until Oct. 7 for a nonconference match with St. John's.