KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two-straight victories and a 5-1 goal differential in the first three outings has put The University of North Carolina at Pembroke soccer squad on the regional radar, as the Braves are slotted eighth in this week’s United Soccer Coaches Southeast Region Poll.
The Braves (2-1-0) shut out Coker, 4-0, and Anderson, 1-0, on the road after dropping their opener to No. 21 Limestone, 1-0. UNCP replaced Anderson in the poll, who was ranked eighth in last week’s edition.
Peach Belt Conference foe and No. 2 Columbus State sits atop the southeast region, followed by South Atlantic Conference member and No. 11 Carson-Newman. No. 22 Limestone slots third from the Conference Carolinas, while PBC institutions No. 25 Flagler and North Georgia come in at fourth and ninth, respectively.
Spots five, six and seven are claimed by Queens, Belmont Abbey and Lenoir-Rhyne, while Tusculum rounds out the top 10 in the region.
The Braves hit the road Thursday for a 4 p.m. regional tilt at Belmont Abbey. The Crusaders (3-1) are winners of three straight over Francis Marion, USC Aiken and Lenoir-Rhyne after season-opening, overtime defeat to Tampa.