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Women’s Soccer Earns Highest Ranking Since 2009

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 11, 2014) – On the heels of its second straight Big 12 Soccer Championship title, the West Virginia University women’s soccer team is up two spots to No. 7 in today’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Final Regular-Season Poll.

The ranking is the Mountaineers’ (16-2-3, 7-0-1) highest position in the coaches’ poll since their No. 7 ranking in the Sept. 1, 2009 poll. The squad was ranked as high as No. 6 three times in 2006.

After two weeks at No. 10, WVU moved to No. 9 last week.

Defending National Champion UCLA (18-0-2) ranks No. 1, while ACC champion Florida State (18-1-1) is No. 2. Stanford (17-1-2) is No. 3, and Virginia (18-2) and SEC champion Texas A&M (18-2-2) follow at No. 4 and No. 5. North Carolina (12-3-2) sits ahead of WVU at No. 6.

The Mountaineers maintain the No. 8 ranking in the Poll for the fourth straight week and are up one spot to No. 10 in the BennetRank Rankings. Additionally, the team sits at No. 8 in this week’s NCAA Women’s Soccer RPI.

The Team of the Week also was announced today, and sophomore defender Kadeisha Buchanan landed on the squad, her third honor of the season.

WVU earned a No. 3 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and opens play against Georgetown this Saturday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m., at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The Mountaineers will be making their 15th consecutive appearance in the tournament, the eighth-longest active streak in the nation.

Ticket prices for Saturday’s match are $7 for adults and $5 for youth and senior citizens. Admission is free for West Virginia University students with a valid student ID. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets in advance for $2 through the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME.

For more information on the Mountaineers, follow @WVUWomensSoccer on Twitter.

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Via WVU Sports Information

jerry McGhee
Lead recruiting analyst covering the West Virginia Mountaineers for
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