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Women's Soccer Ranked 1st Nationally
Undefeated Mavericks (12-0-0 overall) have home matches Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 17-18).
Minnesota State University, Mankato Athletic Communications News Release, 10-14-2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Minnesota State University, Mankato soccer team moved up to the top spot in the NSCAA/Continental Tire rankings poll that came out Tuesday afternoon.
This marks the second time the Minnesota State Mankato soccer program has been ranked No. 1, as the Mavericks rose to the top during the 2012 season for one week.
Other Maverick programs that have been ranked No. 1 include the men’s basketball team in 2005, wrestling twice during the 2007-08 season, women's basketball three times during the 2008-09 season and football six straight weeks during the 2013 season.
The Mavericks are off to their best start in program history, with a 12-0-0 overall record and 9-0-0 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. They are the only team in NCAA Division II with a won-loss-tied percentage of 1.000.
The Mavericks rank in the top 10 nationally in several statistical categories, including averages of nine points per game (9th); three goals per game (9th); 36 goals scored (7th); 2.67 assists per game (6th); 32 assists (6th); 104 total assists (6th); a .250 goals against average (4th); and .750 shutout percentage (2nd).
Minnesota State Mankato moved up to No. 1 after defeating the University of Mary and Minot State last weekend on the road.
This weekend the Mavericks will battle Wayne State and Augustana on Saturday and Sunday in Mankato at The Pitch. Both games are set to begin at 1 p.m.