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September 4, 2012

Vikings ranked 19th in first national soccer poll

Kerri Skotnicki and the Augustana Vikings are ranked 19th in the first NSCAA/Continental Tire poll of the 2012 season.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A pair of home wins over two teams that posted a combined record of 28-10-2 in 2011 has coach Scott Mejia's Augustana soccer team ranked 19th in the nation in the first NSCAA/Continental Tire poll of the 2012 season. The Vikings defeated Loras--18-3-1 year ago--and Concordia (Wis.) --10-7-1 in 2011--by scores of 4-2 and 2-0, respectively, at Thorson-Lucken Field last week. The Loras match featured a hat trick by freshman Kelly Farell (St. Ursala Academy, Sylvania, Ohio), while senior Taylor Moesle (Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) scored both goals in the win over Concordia.

Augustana travels to Spokane, Washington for a pair of matches this weekend. The Vikings will face Puget Sound (1-0) on Friday, September 7 and Whitworth (0-2) on Saturday, September 8. Both contests are scheduled for noon (PST) starts. The team will be making the trip west with fellow CCIW member Wheaton (2-0), which checked in at number four in the opening poll.  

2012 NSCAA/CONTINENTAL TIRE NCAA DIVISION III WOMEN'S RANKINGS 

Rank

School

Previous

W-L-T

1

William Smith

2

2-0-0

2

Emory

6

2-0-0

3

Johns Hopkins

3

2-0-0

4

Wheaton (Ill.)

4

2-0-0

5

Messiah

1

1-1-0

6

Trinity (Texas)

5

1-0-1

7

Amherst

7

0-0-0

8

Hardin-Simmons

10

1-0-1

9

Washington (Mo.)

9

2-0-0

10

Middlebury

8

0-0-0

11

Lynchburg

15

1-0-0

12

Concordia-Moorhead

14

1-0-1

13

Case Western Reserve

17

0-0-0

14

Williams

13

0-0-0

15

Stevens Institute of Technology

18

1-0-0

16

Virginia Wesleyan

20

2-0-0

17

Ithaca

19

2-0-0

18

Ohio Northern

12

0-0-2

19

AUGUSTANA

NR

2-0-0

20

College of New Jersey

21

2-0-0

21

UC Santa Cruz

NR

2-0-0

22

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

NR

2-0-0

23

Springfield

25

2-0-0

24

SUNY New Paltz

RV

2-0-0

25

Centre

24

0-0-0

Receiving votes: Misericordia, St. Scholastica, Brandeis, SUNY Cortland, Carleton, Wheaton (Mass.), Linfield, Salisbury, St. Benedict, Alma, Westfield State