FORT MYERS, Fla. – After posting a pair of A-Sun wins over Campbell and Mercer this past weekend to extend its program-record win streak to eight games, the No. 24 FGCU men’s soccer team retained its sixth spot in the NSCAA South Region rankings, announced by the outlet on Monday afternoon.
The top six positions in the south region remained the same in this week’s poll with North Carolina topping the list, followed by South Carolina for the third week in row. Duke holds onto the third spot this week, with the College of Charleston and UCF in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Fresh off their loss to FGCU, fellow A-Sun member Mercer joins the rankings at No. 10, while Stetson received votes but fell out of the top-10.
In their most recent outings, the Blue and Green closed out the road portion of their schedule, taking down Campbell, 1-0, in Buies Creek, N.C. on Thursday and Mercer, 3-1, in Macon, Ga. on Saturday.
The Eagles have outscored their opponents 23-9 on the year, including six shutouts. Over its current eight-game win streak, FGCU has held an 18-3 edge on the scoreboard.
FGCU (10-2-2, 6-0) sits alone atop the conference standings with 18 points, three points ahead of Stetson, who comes into the FGCU Soccer Complex on Friday evening with a 8-3-1 record and a 5-1 conference mark. Before battling with Stetson, the Eagles conclude the non-conference portion of the schedule with a Tuesday evening matchup with in-state rival FAU (3-6-2, 1-2 MAC) at 7 p.m.
Live stats, box scores and recaps for every FGCU contest are available at www.FGCUAthletics.com. Live updates of FGCU’s games can also be followed on www.twitter.com/FGCUEagles.
NSCAA South Region
1. North Carolina (9-2-1)
2. South Carolina (7-3-2)
3. Duke (5-3-4)
4. College of Charleston (9-2-2)
5. UCF (8-2-2)
6. FGCU (10-2-2)
7. Elon (6-3-4)
8. ETSU (9-4)
9. North Carolina-Greensboro (5-5-3)
10. Mercer (7-4-1)
Others receiving votes: Stetson, Furman, Davidson