Lady Braves Fall To No. 7 In Southeast Region Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Following a 0-1-1 week that featured a 1-0 loss to Georgia College and a 0-0 double-overtime tie at Clayton State, the UNCP women's soccer team fell from sixth to seventh in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Southeast Region Rankings, the association announced Tuesday.
Lenoir-Rhyne continues to hold down the top spot in the region for the seventh-straight week while North Georgia, Armstrong Atlantic State, Columbus State and Lander close out the top five spots. Lees-McRae is in sixth and Anderson, Tusculum and Mount Olive round out the top 10 in eight, ninth and tenth, respectively.
The UNCP Lady Braves' (8-4-2, 3-4-1 PBC) scoreless tie at Clayton State was the third-consecutive game that UNCP had been held scoreless despite at the time being ranked No. 12 in the country with an average of 2.83 goals scored per game.
During the week, sophomore goalkeeper Britney Bennett recorded a .950 saves percentage while spending the full 200 minutes in goal. She posted 19 saves and a 0.45 goals against average on the week, and the scoreless tie at Clayton State served as her 16th career shutout and her fifth of the season.
Junior Andrea Collèn continues to lead the team in goals (seven), assists (five) and points (19), and those figures place her tied for sixth, tied for fourth and tied for third in the league, respectively.
UNCP will make the long trip to Montevallo, Ala., this week for its lone matchup against the Montevallo Falcons on Saturday.
The full rankings can be found HERE.