Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Men's Soccer - Lycoming Warriors ranked fourth in Mid-Atlantic Region poll

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After a run of 352 scoreless minutes to start the season, the Lycoming College men’s soccer is ranked fourth in the first United Soccer Coaches Mid-Atlantic Regional Poll and receiving votes in the national poll, the organization announced on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The Warriors opened the season with three straight shutouts, tying Presidents’ Athletic Conference preseason favorite Grove City, 0-0, defeating Geneva, predicted to finish second in the PAC, 2-0, and rival Susquehanna, 1-0, in the Battle of the Boot. The team added 52 more minutes of scoreless soccer against 14th-ranked Carnegie Mellon, eventually falling 2-1.

Lycoming is the top team in the others receiving votes portion of the national poll and sit behind top-ranked Messiah, No. 13 Franklin & Marshall and No. 21 Johns Hopkins in the Mid-Atlantic Region poll.

Senior goalkeeper Chris Solecki (Hainesport, N.J./Lenape) has led the team through its first four games, posting a 0.47 goals against average and an .833 save percentage. Four different Warriors have scored offensively, with senior Evan Zewe (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County) and junior Zach Raut (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) providing game-winners.

The Warriors get back on the field on Wednesday, Sept. 12, when they head to defending Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference champs Medaille for a 4 p.m. start. 

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