TWU, YORK REMAIN IN TOP SPOTS IN CIS SOCCER RANKINGS-Spartan men sit in second spot for second week

CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#2)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
NATIONAL RANKINGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TWU, YORK REMAIN IN TOP SPOTS IN CIS SOCCER RANKINGS
-Spartan men sit in second spot for second week.

OTTAWA (CIS)
– The Trinity Western Spartan women and York Lion men, both reigning national soccer champions, lead the CIS coaches polls for the second straight week.

There are no changes to this week’s women’s rankings with Montreal, Victoria, Brock, Ottawa, Laurier, Cape Breton, UBC, Dalhousie and McGill still following the Spartans in order.

No. 5-Ottawa was the lone Top-10 team in action as the regular schedule got under way on Labour Day weekend. The Gee-Gees amassed four out of a possible six points on the road thanks to a 2-2 tie against Nipissing and a 3-0 win over Laurentian.

Trinity Western opens its title defence this weekend with road tilts against Saskatchewan on Saturday and Alberta on Sunday.

One major change to the second men’s rankings of the young campaign sees Carleton drop five spots to No. 10 following a difficult opening weekend. The Ravens settled for a 1-1 draw against Laurentian before dropping a 1-0 decision to Nipissing.

The only other Top-10 squad in action on Labour Day weekend, No. 9-Toronto, blanked Trent 6-0 and tied Queen’s 0-0.

Following York in the new coaches poll are Trinity Western, Montreal, Laval, Dalhousie, Victoria, Wilfrid Laurier, UBC, Toronto and Carleton.

The reigning CIS champion Lions open conference play with home dates against Brock on Saturday and McMaster on Sunday.

WOMEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Trinity Western (0-0-0) / 50 points / (1)
2. Montreal (0-0-0) / 35 / (2)
3. Victoria (0-0-0) / - / (3)
4. Brock (0-0-0) / - / (4)
5. Ottawa (1-0-1) / 22 / (5)
6. Wilfrid Laurier (0-0-0) / 21 / (6)
7. Cape Breton (0-0-0) / 13 / (7)
8. UBC (0-0-0) / 10 / (8)
9. Dalhousie (0-0-0) / 8 / (9)
10. McGill (0-0-0) / 5 / (10)

Others receiving votes: Toronto, Memorial, Manitoba.

MEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / (previous rankings)

1. York (0-0-0) / (1)
2. Trinity Western (0-0-0) / (2)
3. Montreal (0-0-0) / (3)
4. Laval (0-0-0) / (4)
5. Dalhousie (0-0-0) / (6)
6. Victoria (0-0-0) / (7)
7. Wilfrid Laurier (0-0-0) / (8)
8. UBC (0-0-0) / (9)
9. Toronto (1-0-1) / (10)
10. Carleton (0-1-1) / (5)

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Last Updated: 2009-10-06
Author: Michel Belanger