CIS Top 10 Tuesday (#3): TWU Spartans WSOC Drops To No. 3

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Mark Janzen

September 17, 2013, Langley, BC (ISN) – Following a weekend in which the Trinity Western women’s soccer team lost to Victoria 2-1 before beating Fraser Valley 2-1, the previously No. 1 Spartans dropped to No. 3 in the latest CIS Top 10.

The Spartans men’s soccer team remained unranked after back-to-back losses to UBC.

The women’s soccer team (1-1-1) opened the season at No. 1 and remained there after an opening week tie with now No. 6 UBC. While the loss to No. 4 Victoria Friday dropped the Spartans from there CIS top-ranked perch, a bounce back win over UFV Saturday ensured TWU remained in the top three.

Trinity Western returns to the pitch this weekend when it travels to Saskatchewan Saturday and Regina Sunday.

Around the CIS, the Ottawa Gee-Gees take over at No. 1 from TWU in the third coaches poll of the campaign.

Ottawa improved to 4-0-2 on the season over the past seven days thanks to a 1-1 draw against cross-town rival Carleton (4-1-1) and an 11-0 domination of Trent. The Gee-Gees share the top of the OUA East standings with the Queen’s Gaels, who sport an identical 4-0-2 record and also move past TWU in the new poll, in second position.

In men’s soccer, playing a home-and-home series this past weekend with UBC, the Spartas (1-3) struggled to a pair of tough losses against the now No. 3 Thunderbirds, falling 5-1 Friday and 6-1 Saturday.

The Spartans will look to get back in the win column when they travel to play Victoria Friday and Fraser Valley Sunday.

Meanwhile, the undefeated Carleton Ravens (4-0-1) become the third team in as many weeks to occupy the No. 1 spot in the national rankings, after UBC (3-1-0) in Week 1 and the York Lions (5-1-0) last Tuesday.

The Ravens move up one spot in the new poll thanks to a 4-0 shutout against Trent in their lone outing of the past week, combined to York dropping a 1-0 decision to No. 7 McMaster on Friday night. The now second-seeded Lions rebounded on Sunday with a 4-0 victory over UOIT.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

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

1. Ottawa (4-0-2) / 44 points / (3)

2. Queen’s (4-0-2) / 43 / (2)

3. Trinity Western (1-1-1) / 38 / (1)

4. Victoria (2-1-0) / 33 / (4) *

5. Montreal (3-0-1) / 33 / (6)

6. UBC (1-0-2) / 26 / (7)

7. Laval (4-0-0) / 19 / (NR)

8. Sherbrooke (2-1-1) / 10 / (5)

9. Wilfrid Laurier (3-1-2) / 8 / (9)

10. Guelph (5-1-0) / 6 / (10) *

* Victoria (over Montreal) and Guelph (over Alberta & Moncton) receives the better ranking thanks to a higher ranking the previous week.

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (6), Moncton (6), Calgary (2), Western (1).

MEN’S SOCCER

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

1. Carleton (4-0-1) / 47 points / (2)

2. York (5-1-0) / 42 / (1)

3. UBC (3-1-0) / 41 / (4)

4. Montreal (3-0-0) / 40 / (3)

5. Alberta (2-0-1) / 27 / (6)

6. Guelph (4-1-1) / 12 / (NR)

T7. UNB (2-1-1) / 10 / (5)

T7. Saint Mary’s (3-1-0) / 10 / (NR)

T7. McMaster (4-1-1) / 10 / (NR)

10. Ryerson (3-0-1) / 9 / (NR)

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