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Tusculum climbs to seventh in NSCAA Southeast Region rankings

Pioneers defeat Mars Hill and King to move up one spot

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Tusculum College women's soccer team moved up one spot to seventh in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire Division II Southeast Region rankings, released Tuesday.

The Pioneers (8-3-0) extended their winning streak to five matches with a 2-1 win over Mars Hill and a 1-0 victory at King. Tusculum replaced Flagler in seventh place in the rankings, after the Saints lost to Florida Southern and North Georgia to drop to 10th.

Lenoir-Rhyne (10-1-0) continues to hold the top spot in the regional rankings, joined in first place by North Georgia (10-0-0). Rounding out the top five are Armstrong Atlantic State (8-2-1), Columbus State (8-3-2) and Lander (8-1-1). UNC Pembroke (8-3-1) drops one spot to sixth, followed by Tusculum, Mount Olive (8-1-1), Lees-McRae (8-2-1) and Flagler (6-6-0) in tenth.

The Pioneers, who saw their five-match winning streak end with a 5-0 loss at Wingate on Tuesday, travel to Young Harris for a 3 p.m. match on Thursday.

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