Xavier Men's Soccer Moves To No. 19/15 In National Polls
Sept. 25, 2012
CINCINNATI - The Xavier men's soccer team, off to its best start in program history, moved up four spots to No. 19 in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire National Poll, which was released on Tuesday.
The new spot marks the highest ranking in program history and the third consecutive week that the Musketeers (6-0-2) have been ranked in the Top 25. They had received votes in the season's first three polls.
Last week the Musketeers earned a 2-0 road victory over IPFW and a 1-0 battle against Missouri State at home. The two wins increased Xavier's unbeaten streak to eight, which tied the program record for longest unbeaten streak. It is also the longest unbeaten streak to begin a season.
In addition to its national ranking Xavier also was ranked first in the Mid-Atlantic region for the second-time in school history.
The Musketeers jumped to No. 15, one spot higher, in the Soccer America ranking as well.
Statistically Xavier has the nation's 41st highest scoring offense and 28th ranked defense. Senior forward Luke Spencer remains at the top of offensive leaders with his seven goals and three assists.
Xavier closes out its non-conference schedules on Thursday when it hosts Thomas More. That match begins at 7 p.m. from the Xavier University Soccer Complex.