TWU Women’s soccer drops to No. 3, Men’s soccer remains at No. 5

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October 9, 2012, LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western women’s soccer team dropped one spot in the CIS Top 10 to No. 3 after losing for the first time all year, falling to Alberta 2-0 Sunday. Prior to Sunday’s loss, the Spartans beat Mount Royal 3-0, which extended their then win streak to eight games.

The men’s soccer team had a bye and remained No. 5, while the cross country teams raced in the Western Washington Classic this weekend but remained unranked.

For the Spartans women soccer team, the loss was its first in Canada West league play in 21 matches, dating back to the 2011 season-opener when they fell 1-0 to UBC. The loss drops the Spartans to 8-1-0 but they still sit atop the Canada West standings, two points clear of second place Victoria.

Trinity Western returns to Langley this weekend to host Northern British Columbia Friday at 5 p.m. at Rogers Field. The game will be streamed live on www.canadawest.tv.

The men’s soccer team had the Thanksgiving weekend off and will be back on the pitch Saturday when it travels to play Saskatchewan followed by a date with Alberta Sunday. The game against Alberta will be streamed live on www.canadawest.tv.

The Spartans cross country teams competed at the Western Washington Invitational Classic at East Lake Padden Park in Bellingham, Wash. Saturday. Alison Jackson finished second to lead the Spartans on the women’s side while Blair Johnston was the top finisher for TWU on the men’s side, crossing the line 25th overall.

The cross country teams’ next race will see them compete in the B.C. Championships Oct. 27 in Abbotsford, B.C.

Women’s Soccer

In women’s soccer, No. 1 Ottawa (12-0-1) blanked Laurentian 3-0 and Nipissing 2-0 over the past weekend and has now dominated its rivals 40-1 in OUA conference action. The Gee-Gees host Carleton (7-4-2) on Friday and Trent (3-7-1) on Sunday.

Men’s Soccer

In men’s soccer, top-ranked York (10-0-1) scored a 1-0 road win over Guelph in its lone contest of the past week. The Lions visit UOIT (3-9-1) Wednesday and host Brock (1-7-2) Sunday.

Cross Country

In cross-country running, Guelph leads both the women’s and men’s rankings for the third straight week. The Gryphons have captured the last seven national team banners in women’s competition and have won six straight men’s championships, both CIS record streaks.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

(regular season record) / votes / (previous rankings)

1. Ottawa (12-0-1) / 50 points / (1)

2. Montreal (7-1-0) / 44 / (4)

3. Trinity Western (8-1-0) / 38 / (2)

4. Alberta (5-0-3) / 36 / (8)

5. Wilfrid Laurier (9-1-2) / 30 / (3)

6. McGill (6-1-0) / 24 / (6)

7. Cape Breton (5-0-2) / 17 / (9)

8. Victoria (7-1-1) / 14 / (5)

9. UBC (6-1-2) / 11 / (10)

10. Queen’s (8-2-2) / 8 / (7)

Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (3).

MEN’S SOCCER

(regular season record) / votes / (previous rankings)

1. York (10-0-1) / 49 points / (1)

2. UBC (8-0-0) / 46 / (2)

3. Saint Mary’s (5-0-2) / 38 / (3)

4. Alberta (6-1-2) / 36 / (4)

5. Trinity Western (6-0-2) / 24 / (5)

6. McMaster (9-1-1) / 23 / (6)

7. Queen’s (8-1-2) / 22 / (7)

8. Laval (4-1-1) / 17 / (8)

9. Sherbrooke (4-2-1) / 8 / (9)

10. Carleton (8-2-2) / 6 / (10)

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 97.6 points / (1)

2. McMaster 91.8 / (2)

3. Victoria 73.5 / (3)

4. McGill 60.6 / (5)

5. Western 57.6 / (4)

6. Toronto 45.3 / (6)

7. Calgary 28.8 / (10)

8. StFX 28.2 / (7)

9. Queen’s 27.1 / (8)

10. Saskatchewan 21.8 / (9)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 99.3 points / (1)

2. Victoria 78.7 / (3)

3. Windsor 76.0 / (2)

4. Queen’s 60.0 / (5)

5. Regina 54.0 / (6)

6. Laval 50.7 / (4)

7. McMaster 34.7 / (7)

T8. StFX 19.3 / (8)

T8. Toronto 19.3 / (9)

10. Calgary 18.7 / (NR)

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