Soccer Earns Highest Ranking in Program History

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Soccer Earns Highest Ranking in Program History

BATON ROUGE — The LSU soccer team followed a pair of dominating wins over regionally-ranked opponents this weekend by earning its highest ranking in the program’s 13-year history in this week’s regional polls released Tuesday.

The Tigers have earned a No. 7 ranking in the Central Region according to the latest poll released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, while they move up two spots to No. 8 in the latest Soccer Buzz Central Region Top 15.

LSU (4-0-0) is off to its best start since 2004 and is riding a current six-game unbeaten streak after a pair of convincing wins over Memphis (7-2) on Thursday and Miami (4-1) on Saturday.

“We’re four games in and we feel very good about where we are at this stage of the game,” said LSU head coach Brian Lee. “There is still room for improvement with this club, but right now we’re healthy and fit and playing well. The kids worked hard for 10 months leading up to the season and are beginning to reap the benefits of their dedication.”

The Tigers are also receiving votes in two of the national polls released Tuesday as they are currently ranked No. 35 in the country with four points in this week’s Soccer Times Top 25 and No. 36 nationally with two points in the latest NSCAA Top 25.

The Tigers return to the pitch on Friday as the take on McNeese State in a match slated for 7 p.m. at the LSU Soccer Complex. Fans are encouraged to wear white in an effort to “White Out” the Cowgirls, and the first 250 fans wearing white will receive a free LSU visor. An overflow crowd is expected as it is also the first Student Point Game of the 2007 season.

NSCAA Central Region Top 10
1. Texas, 3-1-0
2. Texas A&M, 3-1-0
3. Tennessee, 3-1-0
4. Colorado, 2-0-2
5. Oklahoma State, 4-0-0
6. Missouri, 4-0-0
7. LSU, 4-0-0
8. Vanderbilt, 2-1-1
9. Oklahoma, 3-0-1
t10. Denver, 2-1-0
t10. Nebraska, 2-0-2

Soccer Buzz Central Region Top 15
1. Texas A&M, 3-1-0
2. Texas, 3-1-0
3. Tennessee, 3-1-0
4. Missouri, 4-0-0
5. Colorado, 2-0-2
6. Oklahoma State, 4-0-0
7. Denver, 2-1-0
8. LSU, 4-0-0
9. SMU, 2-0-0
10. Oklahoma, 3-0-1
11. Vanderbilt, 2-1-1
12. Nebraska, 2-0-2
13. Colorado College, 2-1-1
14. Rice, 3-0-1
15. St. Louis, 1-2-0