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Lindsey Wilson retains top spot in football poll; Raiders face pair of soccer challenges


The Blue Raiders return to action on Saturday when they head to Waleska, Georgia for an MSC West Division showdown with No. 8 Reinhardt (LWC Athletics Photo)

The Blue Raiders return to action on Saturday when they head to Waleska, Georgia for an MSC West Division showdown with No. 8 Reinhardt (LWC Athletics Photo)

 

For the fourth week in a row, the Lindsey Wilson football team is ranked No. 1 in the NAIA according to the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released by the national office this week.
 

The Blue Raiders accumulated 338 total voting points, including 12-of-15 first-place votes to continue their stay atop the rankings.
 

Lindsey Wilson is coming off a 24-19 win over former No.18-ranked Faulkner (Ala.) on Saturday. The Blue Raiders outscored the Eagles 21-3 over the final two quarters to secure the come-from-behind victory. The win moved the Blue Raiders to 6-0 on the season for the first time in program history.
 

Lindsey Wilson is just one of four teams remaining in the NAIA with an undefeated record along with No. 6 Doane (Neb.), No. 7 St. Francis (Ill.) and No. 8 Reinhardt (Ga.).
 

Behind the Blue Raiders in the poll is No. 2 Southern Oregon with 323 points and two first-place votes, followed by No. 3 Morningside (Iowa) with 319 points and the final first-place vote. No. 4 Baker (Kan.) (296 points) and No. 5 Grand View (Iowa) (285 points) complete the top five.
 

Joining Lindsey Wilson in the poll from the Mid-South Conference West Division is No. 8 Reinhardt and No. 22 Campbellsville (Ky.). Faulkner now sits just outside the top 25 in the receiving votes category.
 

The Blue Raiders return to action on Saturday as they head to Waleska, Georgia for an MSC West Division showdown with No. 8 Reinhardt. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT.
 

Top-ranked LWC women’s soccer back in MSC action

The No. 1-ranked Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team returns to Mid-South Conference action this week as they face 16th-ranked Campbellsville (Ky.) and Shawnee State (Ohio) on the road, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
 

Lindsey Wilson enters the week with a record of 9-1-2 after they suffered their first loss of the season in their last match against No. 8 Westmont (Calif.), 3-0, which snapped the Blue Raiders 23-game unbeaten streak. Lindsey Wilson sits a half-game back of Campbellsville in the MSC standings with a record of 4-0-0.
 

The Blue Raiders have scored an average of 3.75 goals per game, which is ninth best in the country. Yvonne Ploeg and Lyana Perez lead the Lindsey Wilson offense with nine goals apiece. Emma Skaremo leads the team with eight assists, which ranks her 14th in the NAIA.
 

Campbellsville is 15-0-0 on the season and leads the MSC with a record of 5-0-0. The Tigers are the only unbeaten team left in the NAIA. Campbellsville has recorded 11 shutouts this season, which leads the country, while they have scored the fifth most goals in the nation with 63. Mhairi Fyfe leads the team with 24 goals, which ranks fourth in the NAIA, while scoring seven game-winning goals, which is the most in the country.
 

With Lindsey Wilson and Campbellsville the only two teams without a loss in conference matches, the winner of the match will be in the drivers seat in the MSC as every other team in the conference has at least two losses.
 

Shawnee State comes into the contest with a record of 7-5-1, but they are 1-3-0 in MSC matches. Kyla Toles and Maddie Woodard are the leading goal scorers for the Bears with seven goals each. Jenny Campbell is third in the nation with 13 assists, and is second on the team with 21 points.
 

The Blue Raiders hold a 19-0-0 all-time record against Campbellsville, which included a 5-1 victory in their last meeting. Against Shawnee State, Lindsey Wilson is 7-0-0 all-time. In the last meeting between the Bears and Blue Raiders, Lindsey Wilson came away with a 16-0 win in the MSC Tournament.
 

Lindsey Wilson starts their week off on the road Tuesday night at 5 p.m. CT against Campbellsville, before they travel to Portsmouth, Ohio to face Shawnee State on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. CT.
 

From LWC Athletics


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