KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Despite suffering the first setback of the season last week, the Saint Leo men's soccer team jumped into the 13th spot in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Men's National poll as it was released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Tuesday.
It was an impressive week for the Lions even though they dropped a 2-1 contest to No. 3 Rollins on the road in a game that saw the Tars capitalize on an equipment malfunction to score one of their goals. The Lions rebounded when they welcomed Eckerd on Saturday and handed the Tritons a 4-0 defeat where newcomer Maxmilian Schulze-Geisthovel continued to solidify his presence in the conference with two goals and an assist.
The move to 13th is up four spots from where the Lions debuted in the polls at 17th last week.
While the Lions, who are 5-1 after the season's first month, only have one game this week when they host Nova Southeastern (receiving votes) in a regional game on Wednesday. Saint Leo's biggest home test at the halfway point of the season will come when they host defending National Champion Lynn next Tuesday. The game against the Fighting Knights will also open the Lions' Sunshine State Conference competition.
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NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Men's - National - Poll 4 - October 1, 2013
|6||Northeastern State (Okla.)||6||3-0-2|
|7||Notre Dame (Ohio)||4||7-1-0|
|10||UC San Diego||22||6-1-1|
|12||West Texas A&M||5||6-1-0|
|14||Fort Hays State||21||6-1-1|
|18||Cal State Los Angeles||NR||6-1-1|
|20||Southern New Hampshire||NR||6-1-0|
Records are as submittted by the regional rankers and reflect the current 2013 record as of September 29
Also receiving votes: Seton Hill, Queens (N.C.), Colorado Mines, Chico State, Saginaw Valley State, Mercyhurst, Wilmington (Del.), Nova Southeastern