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NJIT Climbs to No. 2 in Atlantic Region Poll

Published: September 10, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO—Following an undefeated start to the 2019 season, the NJIT men's soccer team climbed up four sports in the latest United Soccer Coaches Atlantic Region poll released on Tuesday.

NJIT, starting at 2-0-1, jumped up four spots, which saw a shift from the rankings a week earlier. 

Having been ranked No. 6 in the Atlantic Region debut poll, NJIT went 1-0-1 last week, playing to a 2-2 double overtime draw in the home opener on Labor Day against Fordham and picked up the programs first-ever win over VCU, 1-0, in overtime, at defending regular season Atlantic 10 champions.

NJIT opened the 2019 campaign recording a 7-0 shutout at Sacred Heart.  The seven goals scored are the most scored by a Highlander team in the Division I era since the 2013 season when NJIT scored six goals against Howard on November 10.  The program mark stands at nine, accomplished in 2006.

NJIT (2-0-1) remains undefeated through the first three matches of the season for the fourth consecutive year.

The Highlanders will return to action on Wednesday, hosting Drexel at Lubetkin Field at Mal Simon Stadium.  Kickoff is slated for 7pm.

United Soccer Coaches, formerly known as the National Soccer Coaches Association of American, consists of college soccer coaches from around the country at every level to help recognize players and coaches on and off the pitch.

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