Women’s Soccer Climbs to No. 9

  • By Jonathan Hevron
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  • October 08, 2013 03:54 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University women’s soccer moved up one spot to No. 9 in Soccer America’s Top 25 Poll.

The Mountaineers(9-2-2, 3-0 Big 12)sit atop the Big 12 Conference after knocking off Texas (9-4-1, 3-1 Big 12), 2-1, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium on Oct. 4.

WVU is the highest-ranked Big 12 school in this week’s poll. Texas Tech (12-1-1, 2-0-1 Big 12) came in at No. 14 and Baylor (8-2-2, 1-1 Big 12) dropped six spots to No. 22.

Virginia held onto the top spot, sporting a 12-0 record. UCLA (10-1-0) moved up to No. 2, Florida State (10-0-3) climbed to No. 3, Stanford (9-1-1) fell to No. 4, and Notre Dame (9-2-1) dropped to No. 5.

The Mountaineers moved up three spots in the SoccerTimes.com Top 25 Poll to No. 19. Texas Tech holds the top spot of any Big 12 school at No. 14. Virginia and UCLA are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

WVU stayed idle in both the Bennett Rankings and the TopDrawerSoccer.com poll. The Mountaineers are ranked No. 18 and No. 22, respectively.

In the NSCAA/Continental Tire College Rankings, WVU dropped one spot to No. 16. Virginia, UCLA and Florida State check-in at No. 1-3. The Red Raiders remain one spot in front of the Mountaineers at No. 15, falling one spot from last week.

WVU continues its four-match homestand with two games at Dick Dlesk this weekend. The Mountaineers welcome Iowa State on Friday, Oct. 11, for a 7 p.m. match, and TCU on Sunday for a 1 p.m. contest.

Friday is WVU’s Pink Game, and all fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. The Mountaineers raised $15,781 this spring in their effort to help fight breast cancer, pushing their 10-year total to more than $100,000. A check will be presented to the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at halftime of Friday’s game.

Fans also are encouraged to bring sundry items, such as scarves, nail polish, books, lotion and socks, for donation to the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center on Friday. No monetary donations will be accepted. A banner will be hanging outside the stadium Friday night, and fans are asked to write the names of loved ones who have been affected by the disease. Fans who write on the banner and/or donate an item will receive one free ticket to Friday’s game.

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