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WVU Remains in United Soccer Coaches Top 25

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Oct. 19, 2021) – The West Virginia University men’s soccer team checked in at No. 25 in this week’s United Soccer Coaches Division I National Poll, which was released on Tuesday.

The Mountaineers earned their seventh consecutive top-25 ranking following a come-from-behind, 2-1 win at Western Michigan on Oct. 16, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Trailing, 1-0, WVU scored a pair of goals in a 12-minute span, as senior forward Ike Swiger and sophomore midfielder Ryan Crooks each found the back of the net in the 76th and 88th minute, respectively, in the comeback victory.

Washington was placed at No. 1 this week, while Georgetown dropped to No. 2. From there, No. 3 Marshall, No. 4 Kentucky and No. 5 New Hampshire rounded out the top five.

Clemson is No. 6 this week, ahead of No. 7 Maryland, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 9 Missouri State and No. 10 Pitt in the poll’s top 10.

Along with WVU, two other Mid-American Conference squads appear in the latest rankings. Bowling Green is up to No. 14, while Northern Illinois was slotted at No. 22. Additionally, Akron received votes.

Elsewhere, the Mountaineers moved to No. 9 in the latest TopDrawerSoccer Top 25, as well as No. 13 by College Soccer News. Both polls were released on Monday.

West Virginia completes its four-match road trip by traveling to No. 4 Kentucky on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Lexington, Kentucky. The top-25 matchup at Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET.

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