W. SOCCER

Spartans Listed at No. 22 in Newest NSCAA National Poll

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The University of Tampa women’s soccer team is now ranked No. 22 in the current National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) top-25 poll.

Tampa is the lone Sunshine State Conference school represented in the poll. Fellow NCAA South Region foes West Florida (2) and North Alabama (14) are also ranked.

The Spartans are coming off a week where they earned a 3-0 road victory over Lynn before falling by a 1-0 score to Rollins.

As a team, the Spartans rank fourth in the nation in scoring offense (3.73) and 29th in GAA (0.649).

Lauren Moore is 22nd in points per game (2.18), 25th in goals per game (0.909), 13th in goals (13) and 12th in points (24). Cici Gonzalez is 30th in points per game (2.0), 18th in goals (9) and 16th in points (22). Gabby Russo ranks 25th in assists per game (0.64) and sixth in assists (7) as Courtney Peffley is 14th in assists (6).

Goalkeeper Kori Butterfield also ranks among national leaders as the sophomore 30th with a 0.614 GAA.

After opening the season at No. 8, UT has now been ranked in the top-25 for nine consecutive years, including a top-10 billing in the previous two. The Spartans have spent four weeks in 2012 in the national top-25, including the past two.

The Spartans travel to Barry on Wednesday for a 6 p.m., SSC road contest before returning home to host Florida Tech on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

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