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Skyhawk women’s soccer jumps seven spots to No. 14

Published: October 18, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Fort Lewis College women’s soccer team (11-1-3 overall, 8-1-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) jumped seven spots to No. 14 in the eighth NCAA Division II poll of the season, released earlier today by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Continental Tire.

The Skyhawks, ranked No. 21 in the nation last week, defeated Colorado Christian 2-1 last Friday and Metro State 2-1 in double overtime last Sunday.

Two RMAC teams are ranked this week: No. 14 Fort Lewis and No. 19 Colorado Mines (11-2-1, 7-2-1).

Fort Lewis wraps up its regular season home schedule this coming weekend, when it hosts Adams State (6-7-1, 3-6-1) at 1 p.m. Friday and suddenly red-hot New Mexico Highlands (9-6-0, 7-4-0) at 1 p.m. Sunday. After losing a 3-2 overtime thriller to Fort Lewis on Sept. 30, the Cowgirls have reeled off seven straight wins, outscoring their opponents 26-3 in that stretch.

“This weekend’s games are big not just because of the fact that Adams is trying to dig out a sixth place spot and Highlands is on an absolute tear right now,” said fifth-year FLC head coach Damian Clarke. “The last game they lost was against us, so I’m sure they’re going to be ready to perform. We’re going to have to be tough to be able to negotiate these teams.”

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