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Tusculum ranked eighth in NSCAA Southeast Region poll

Three-game win streak propels Pioneers into survey

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- On the strength of a three-match winning streak, the Tusculum College women's soccer team is ranked eighth in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire Division II Southeast Region rankings, released Tuesday.

The Pioneers (6-3-0 overall, 2-0-0 South Atlantic Conference) claimed shutout victories over SAC opponents Brevard (3-0) and Newberry (3-0) last week to make their first appearance in the regional rankings this season. Tusculum kicked off its three-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory over Concord on Sept. 21.

The Pioneers' three losses have come to nationally-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State (7-2-1) and regionally-ranked Nova Southeastern (7-2-1) and Columbus State (6-3-2), while two of their wins have come against Lees-McRae (6-2-1) and Newberry (6-3-0), who share 10th place in this week's Southeast Region rankings.

Lenoir-Rhyne (8-1-0) holds the top spot in the regional rankings, followed by North Georgia (9-0-0), Armstrong Atlantic State, Lander (8-1-1) and UNC Pembroke (7-2-1) in the top five. Columbus State is sixth, with Flagler (6-4-0), Tusculum and Mount Olive (6-1-1) in positions seven through nine and Lees-McRae and Newberry wrapping up in tenth.

The Pioneers will seek to extend their win streak to four when they host Mars Hill Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Pioneer Field.

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NSCAA/Continental Tire Division II Women's Soccer Regional Rankings
Southeast Region
Rk. School                 Overall
1   Lenoir-Rhyne             8-1-0
2   North Georgia            9-0-0
3   Armstrong Atlantic State 7-2-1
4   Lander                   8-1-1
5   UNC Pembroke             7-2-1
6   Columbus State           6-3-2
7   Flagler                  6-4-0
8   TUSCULUM                 6-3-0
9   Mount Olive              6-1-1
10  Lees-McRae               6-2-1
10  Newberry                 6-3-0
Tusculum opponents in italics
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