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UH-Hilo Women’s Soccer Ranked for Third Straight Week

September 24, 2013, 1:44 PM HST
* Updated September 24, 1:47 PM
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The University of Hawai`i at Hilo women’s soccer team moved up one spot to seventh in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) / Continental Tire Division II West Region Women’s Soccer poll, which was released Tuesday.

The Vulcans, who are 4-0-1 on the season, earned a rise in the rankings following its third shutout of the season, a 2-0 victory at Chaminade last Saturday.

This is the third consecutive week that UH-Hilo has landed in the NSCAA West Region poll. On Sept. 7, the Vulcans were ranked seventh following two opening-week wins against Cal State San Bernardino and Brigham Young University-Hawai`i.

UH-Hilo did not lose the following week but still dropped to eighth in the following week’s rankings. The Vulcans defeated earned a tie against BYU-Hawai`i and defeated Chaminade at home before the Sept. 14 rankings were unveiled.

UH-Hilo returns to the road Saturday to begin a four-game mainland road trip when they face Point Loma Nazarene. Two days later, the Vulcans visit Cal Baptist. The Lancers are ranked tenth in this week’s poll.

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National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) / Continental Tire Division II West Region Women’s Soccer – Sept. 24

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1. Western Washington (5-0-0)

2. Cal State Stanislaus (5-0-1)

3. Sonoma State (5-0-1)

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4. Seattle Pacific (5-1-0)

5. UC San Diego (3-1-2)

6. Cal State San Bernardino (4-2-1)

7. Hawai`i-Hilo (4-0-1)

8. Chico State (3-2-1)

9. Cal State Dominguez Hills (3-2-1)

10. California Baptist (3-3-0)

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