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Freshman Kendall McCardell scored her first two goals of the season on Friday.
Freshman Kendall McCardell scored her first two goals of the season on Friday.
Women's Soccer - Tue. Oct. 02, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ---- The NAIA released its fifth Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll earlier today, and the Auburn Montgomery women's soccer team moved up a spot to No. 12 after three straight weeks at No. 13.

The jump occurs after yet another dominant weekend for the program. Facing off against conference foes Brewton-Parker and Emmanuel, the Warhawks went 2-0, winning by a combined 18-0 margin and improving to 9-0-1.

The 10-game unbeaten start for AUM is the best in program history, well ahead of the previous six-game stretch to start the 2004 season.

For the season, AUM has outscored opponents by a 50-6 margin. The team also extended its shutout streak to five consecutive games.

Top scorers Margret Albertsdottir and Maria Ros Arngrimsdottir continued to lead the way in offensive production. Albertsdottir picked up four goals and three assists in the two games, while Arngrimsdottir finished with five goals and three assists. Both Warhawks now have double-digit goal totals in 2012.

Concordia held on to the top spot for the fourth consecutive week after winning their only game against Warner Pacific. The Cavaliers received 591 points and 20 of the 21 first place votes.

The rest of the top five also remained unchanged, with Lee, Lindsey Wilson, Oklahoma City and Mobile following Concordia in the poll.

AUM received 390 points. The Warhawks are three points behind No. 11 Vanguard, which moved up six spots after a 2-0 week which included a win over formerly-No. 9 Westmont.

The Warhawks will have a chance to garner more national respect over the next two weeks.

Beginning with Wednesday's matchup at No. 5 Mobile, the team's next four games will be against opponents which are at least receiving votes in the NAIA poll. Three of those opponents are ranked in the top 10.

 

2012 NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll - No. 5

RANK

LAST TIME

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2012 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Concordia (Ore.) (20)

7-0-2

591

2

2

Lee (Tenn.) (1)

7-1-0

572

3

3

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

8-2-1

553

4

4

Oklahoma City

8-0-0

532

5

5

Mobile (Ala.)

7-3-1

514

6

7

Spring Arbor (Mich.)

9-1-1

478

7

8

William Carey (Miss.)

8-2-1

470

8

6

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

8-4-0

467

9

10

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

7-2-0

421

10

11

Cal State San Marcos

5-2-1

413

11

17

Vanguard (Calif.)

6-2-0

393

12

13

Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

9-0-1

390

13

12

Baker (Kan.)

7-2-1

365

14

15

Kansas Wesleyan

8-1-0

357

15

9

Westmont (Calif.)

5-3-1

331

16

16

Martin Methodist (Tenn.)

7-3-0

302

17

18

Graceland (Iowa)

10-2-0

282

18

19

Northwood (Fla.)

8-3-0

269

19

14

Concordia (Calif.)

6-3-0

255

20

22

Carroll (Mont.)

9-0-1

229

21

21

Trinity International (Ill.)

8-0-1

209

22

23

The Master's (Calif.)

7-1-2

201

23

20

Westminster (Utah)

9-2-0

151

24

24

Judson (Ill.)

8-2-0

144

25

RV

Indiana Wesleyan

9-1-0

88


Others receiving votes: SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 84; Davenport (Mich.) 81; Ashford (Iowa) 75; Benedictine (Kan.) 62; Cumberland (Tenn.) 41; Brenau (Ga.) 41; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 30; Viterbo (Wis.)13; Biola (Calif.) 13; Bellevue (Neb.) 3; Grace (Ind.) 3; Southern Oregon 3.