Women’s soccer earns first national ranking since 2014
Sept. 12, 2017
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s soccer team’s 7-1 start has pushed it to the No. 19 spot in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, it was revealed on Tuesday.
The Golden Eagles break into the national rankings for the first time this season with 196 points after residing in the ‘receiving votes’ category each of the last two weeks (26 points last Tuesday). They also rank third in the Midwest region.
Marquette has allowed just two goals since its season-opening loss to No. 2 Stanford and has won all seven matches since that contest. The winning streak started with a 2-1 win over Kentucky and includes shutouts of Drake, Louisville, Central Michigan, Mercer and Boston University.
The last time MU was ranked in the United Soccer Coaches Poll (then the NSCAA Poll) was the 2014 preseason rankings, when Marquette checked in at No. 15, while coming off consecutive BIG EAST tournament crowns and six straight NCAA Championship appearances.
The Golden Eagles resume action on Thursday, Sept. 14 against preseason MVC favorite Illinois State at Valley Fields. The 7 p.m. match will be broadcast live on Spectrum Sports Wisconsin.
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