Posted: Tuesday, 24 September 2013 3:01PM

Drury men's soccer jumps to 7th nationally



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A 6-1-0 start, including a pair of road Great Lakes Valley Conference victories last weekend, has helped Drury Men's Soccer jump to No. 7 nationally in this week's National Soccer Coaches of America Association Top 25 Poll released Tuesday.

Drury was 24th in the preseason poll, moved to ninth before a loss to Rockhurst a week ago dropped the Panthers to 16th. But DU jumped nine spots thanks to victories at Illinois Springfield (1-0) and Southern Indiana (2-1) last weekend.

The Panthers are one of three GLVC teams in this week's poll, with previously unranked Lewis (4-0-2) at No. 12 and Rockhurst (4-1-1) at No. 20.

Coach Ryan Swan's Panthers are home for a pair of GLVC matches this weekend, entertaining McKendree at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Bellarmine at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Harrison Stadium in the Curry Sports Complex.


Rank School Prev. W-L-T
1 Simon Fraser 1 6-0-0
2 LIU Post 2 6-0-0
3 Rollins 3 5-0-0
4 Notre Dame (Ohio) 4 6-0-0
5 West Texas A&M 8 5-0-0
6 Northeastern State (Okla.) 9 3-0-1
7 Drury 16 6-1-0
8 Lander 11 3-0-1
9 Colorado Mines 17 4-0-1
10 Lindenwood 14 6-0-0
11 University Of Tampa 18 3-0-2
12 Lewis NR 4-0-2
13 Wilmington (Del.) 21 6-1-0
14 Cal State Dominguez Hills RV 4-0-2
15 North Carolina-Pembroke RV 5-1-0
16 Fort Lewis 22 3-0-1
17 Saint Leo RV 4-0-0
18 Mercy 24 5-0-0
19 Mercyhurst 12 4-2-0
20 Rockhurst 10 4-1-1
21 Fort Hays State RV 5-1-0
22 University Of Charleston 20 4-2-0
22 UC San Diego RV 4-1-1
24 Young Harris RV 4-1-1
25 West Alabama NR 5-0-1

Records are as submitted by the rankers and reflect the current 2013 record as of September 22

Also receiving votes: LIU Post, Chico State, Saginaw Valley State, Seton Hill, St. Edward's, Limestone, Ohio Dominican


Filed Under :  
Topics : DruryMen's Soccer
People : Ryan SwanSimon Fraser
Photo Galleries

Pictures: Glendale 1, Nixa 0


Glendale's keeper Kinda Lierz scored the only goal to lift the Lady Falcons over Nixa.

Pictures: Mount Vernon 21, Aurora 2


Mount Vernon improves to 4-0 in conference play

Pictures: Neosho vs. Ozark


The Wildcats and Tigers met in Ozark on Thursday
Videos
O-Zone Opinion
10 improved and surprise spring sports teams
In honor of giving spring its fair due, we take time out like we did in basketball season to highlight the spring's most improved/surprise/overachieving/under-the-radar/whatever-you-wanna-call-it teams. As a general rule, this list won't include...
Read More
Mohawk Chronicles: Breaking down the new boys basketball districts
It's that time again… Every two years MSHSAA reshuffles classes and districts, unintentionally and yet effectively changing the landscape of the sport and this spring was no different. Here are the changes you will want to note for the boys...
Read More
Making sense of the new girls basketball districts
Who do you have going all the way in your bracket? Your 2014-15 high school district basketball bracket, that is. Last weekend, MSHSAA released classification and district assignments for the next two school years. We saw notable changes in most...
Read More
Most Viewed