Women’s soccer remains No. 1

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September 10, 2013, LANGLEY, British Columbia – Following a 0-0 draw with now No. 7 UBC, the Trinity Western women’s soccer team (0-0-1) maintained its spot at No. 1 in the latest CIS Top 10 while the Spartans men’s soccer team (1-1), remained unranked after a 2-1 win over Fraser Valley and a 4-0 loss to Victoria.

The women’s soccer team started the year No. 1 in the CIS preseason poll and its season-opening road tie was just enough to edge Queen’s, by one point, for top spot in the second poll of the season. The Spartans are back on the pitch this weekend when they host Victoria Friday and Fraser Valley Saturday. Both games are at 5 p.m. and can be seen live on www.canadawest.tv.

The men’s soccer team, which in fact finished the weekend tied for first place in the Pacific Division, will play a home and home series this weekend with No. 4 UBC. The Spartans will be at UBC Friday before returning to Rogers Field for the back end of the weekend series Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game can be seen live at www.canadawest.tv.

Meanwhile, across the CIS in men’s soccer, the 2012 national champion UBC Thunderbirds saw their reign atop the national rankings end after only one week. UBC (1-1) kicked off its regular schedule on Friday with a solid 4-1 road win against archrival Victoria but then dropped a 1-0 decision to Fraser Valley in its home opener on Sunday. The T-Birds, who now occupy the No. 4 spot, had not lost in 27 matches overall, dating back to the 2011 Canada West final (1-0 vs. Alberta).

Taking over at No. 1 in the new poll are the York Lions, who improved to 4-0 in OUA action over the weekend with a 2-0 blanking of Guelph and a 5-1 defeat of Western. Carleton (3-0-1) and Montreal (2-0) also moved past UBC in the rankings.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

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

1. Trinity Western (0-0-1) / 45 points / (1)

2. Queen’s (3-0-1) / 44 / (2)

3. Ottawa (3-0-1) / 39 / (4)

4. Victoria (1-0-0) / 38 / (3)

5. Sherbrooke (2-0-0) / 25 / (7)

6. Montreal (2-0-0) / 24 / (6)

7. UBC (0-0-1) / 18 / (10)

8. Cape Breton (1-0-1) / 15 / (9)

9. Wilfrid Laurier (2-1-1) / 9 / (8)

10. Guelph (4-0-0) / 6 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (4), Dalhousie (4), Western (3), Laval (1).

MEN’S SOCCER

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

1. York (4-0-0) / 60 points / (2)

2. Carleton (3-0-1) / 49 / (4)

3. Montreal (2-0-0) / 47 / (5)

4. UBC (1-1-0) / 38 / (1)

5. UNB (1-0-1) / 29 / (6)

6. Alberta (0-0-1) / 17 / (3)

7. Wilfrid Laurier (2-0-2) / 4 / (NR)

T8. Queen’s (1-1-0) / 13 / (7)

T8. Acadia (2-0-0) / 13 / (NR)

10. Saskatchewan (2-0-0) / 12 / (NR)

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