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Tusculum jumps to seventh in NCAA Division II Southeast Region rankings

Move up one spot from last week's survey

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Tusculum College women's soccer team moved up one spot to seventh in the latest NCAA Division II Southeast Region rankings, through games of Oct. 23, the NCAA released Wednesday.

The Pioneers are 8-6-0 against regional opponents, including a 2-1 victory over Catawba in the squad's most-recent contest on Saturday. Five of the top 10 teams in this week's rankings appear on the Tusculum schedule, including three of the top four schools.

North Georgia (13-1-0) climbed into the top spot in this week's rankings, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne (14-1-0), former number one Armstrong Atlantic State (12-2-2), Columbus State (12-3-1) and Lander (12-3-1) to close out the top five. Sixth place belongs to Wingate (11-3-0), with Tusculum, Lees-McRae (12-2-1), UNC Pembroke (7-4-3) and Mount Olive (9-3-2) comprising the remainder of the top 10.

A total of six teams from the Southeast Region will be selected to the 2011 NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Tournament -- conference champions from the Peach Belt Conference, Conference Carolinas and the SAC, along with three at-large berths. The field will be announced on Monday, Nov. 7.

The Pioneers play at Carson-Newman Wednesday night at 6 p.m. before closing the regular season Saturday at Lenoir-Rhyne at 5 p.m.

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NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Regional Rankings
Southeast Region (through Oct. 23)
Rk. School                   Region   Overall
1   North Georgia            13-1-0    13-1-0
2   Lenoir-Rhyne             14-1-0    14-1-0
3   Armstrong Atlantic State 12-2-2    12-2-2
4   Columbus State           12-3-1    12-3-2
5   Lander                   12-3-1    12-3-1
6   Wingate                  11-3-0    11-3-0
7   TUSCULUM                  8-6-0     9-6-0
8   Lees-McRae               12-2-1    12-2-1
9   UNC Pembroke              7-4-3     7-4-3
10  Mount Olive               9-3-2     9-3-2
Tusculum opponents in italics
Overall record against NCAA opponents only


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