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INDIANAPOLIS – The Tusculum College women’s soccer team is listed among the NCAA Division II national statistics leaders for the second consecutive week announced NCAA officials Tuesday.

The Pioneers enter the week ranked fifth in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 3.89 goals per match following a pair of victories over South Atlantic Conference opponents Lincoln Memorial University and Brevard College.

Senior forwards Danielle Tanner and Kelly Barron are listed among the national leaders in several individual categories after they combined for seven of TC’s eight goals last week. Tanner, who was named SAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday, is ranked eighth in points per match (3.11) and tied for fourth in the nation with 28 points through nine matches. The Toronto, Ontario native is also ranked eighth in goals per match (1.33) and is tied for fourth in NCAA II with 12 goals thus far.

Barron jumps into the rankings this week after finding the back of the net three times last week. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Barron enters the week tied for 25th in the nation averaging 1.0 goals per match, and is tied for 20th in Division II with nine goals thus far.

The Pioneers are on the road for a pair of SAC matchups this week, traveling to Jefferson City, Tenn. on Wednesday night to square off against Carson-Newman at 7 p.m. Tusculum then makes the trip to Newberry, S.C. on Saturday to play Newberry College in the first match of a men’s and women’s doubleheader at 2 p.m.

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