KANSAS CITY, Kan. – After picking up wins over Eastern Illinois and Evansville within the past week the Lipscomb men’s soccer team moved up in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire Southeast Poll.
In the second releasing of the NSCAA Poll on Tuesday, the Bisons picked up 41 votes to climb their way to No. 4, five spots higher than last week’s No. 9 ranking.
“While it is nice to get recognition from this poll, we understand that what happens in November and December is what we are aiming for,” Lipscomb coach Charles Morrow said. “We are more concerned with focusing and getting better each day.”
The Bisons are 3-0 on the young season picking up wins over Xavier, EIU and Evansville, all on the road.
“Being able to go on the road and get three wins to start the 2014 season off is very encouraging,” Morrow said. “We are excited about the start to our season and we are starting to put better performances together and that is very encouraging.
“That shows the maturity of the group.”
The Atlantic Sun Conference received more respect for its play in the poll with four teams making the list.
Florida Gulf Coast (1-0-2) remained in the No. 3 spot this week after picking up a draws with Portland and Akron over the weekend.
North Florida (2-2) dropped contests with Furman and College of Charleston and fell three spots to No. 8.
With seven votes Stetson (2-1-1) found its way to No. 10 after going on the road to pick up a win at Florida International and a draw at Florida Atlantic.
Lipscomb returns to the pitch this weekend to take part in the Belmont Invitational at Rose Park. The Bisons open play with Gardner-Webb Friday Sept. 12 at 3:30 before matching up with James Madison Sunday at 12:05 p.m.
NSCAA/Continental Tire Southeast Region Poll – Week 2
- New Mexico – 58 votes
- South Carolina – 53 votes
- FGCU – 44 votes
- Lipscomb – 41 votes
- UAB – 35 votes
- Charlotte – 31 votes
- ODU – 24 votes
- North Florida – 14 votes
- Kentucky – 10 votes
- Stetson – 7 votes