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Flames Remain Eighth in South Atlantic Region Poll

September 28, 2011  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Midfielder Juan F. Nino

Midfielder Juan F. Nino

The Liberty men's soccer team has been ranked eighth among the South Atlantic Region's top teams for the second consecutive week, as the latest regional rankings were released yesterday.

The Flames appeared in the NSCAA regional rankings for the first time this season last week, where they were listed eighth. Liberty is tied with Northeastern in the eighth spot in the poll. Maryland, 8-0-1, tops the South Atlantic Region rankings and is ranked third in the NCAA Division I national rankings.

Liberty, which entered the week with a 5-1 mark, opened Big South Conference play last night with a 2-1 win at High Point. The Flames have won six consecutive games and entered the week leading the nation in scoring offense (3.33 goals per game) based on the NCAA Statistical Report for games through Sept. 18. Liberty also ranks 10th in team goals against (0.48 goals per game).

The Flames travel to Conway, S.C., for a Big South match-up against Coastal Carolina, ranked No. 24 nationally. The Chanticleers are listed sixth in this week's South Atlantic Region poll. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.

South Atlantic Region Poll 9/27
1. Maryland 8-0-1
2. Boston College 6-2-0
3. William & Mary 5-3-0
4. George Mason 4-2-2
5. Old Dominion 4-1-0
6. Coastal Carolina 6-2-0
7. Virginia 5-4-0
T8. Liberty 5-1-0
T8. Northeastern 5-1-1
10. Delaware 6-0-1

Other receiving votes: Radford, Georgia State, James Madison