KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Lincoln Memorial University men’s soccer team is ranked ninth in the most recent NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Men’s Southeast Region Poll, which was released Wednesday afternoon. The Railsplitters currently sit at 1-0-1 on the season.
LMU opened the season on Saturday with a 2-1 win over the University of Alabama-Huntsville at the LMU Soccer Complex. The Railsplitters were led to victory by a pair of goals in the first twenty minutes of play. Senior Chris Nash and newcomer Diego Deschamp notched the two goals in the win for LMU.
Most recently, the ‘Splitters took a 0-0 tie against Union University at the LMU Soccer Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
The Railsplitters will be led this season by four preseason All-South Atlantic Conference selections, as seniors Chris Nash and Leonardo Germniani as well as juniors Callum Home and Mario Pinto return for LMU.
The South Atlantic Conference was well-represented on the list as Mars Hill College earned the second spot in the poll after a 2-0-0 start. The Lions were also ranked ninth nationally in the most recent NSCAA Coaches’ poll.
Wingate University sits at fourth in the regional poll after defeating Francis Marion and Barton to open the season. The Bulldogs also received votes to break into the top 25 nationally in this week’s NSCAA Coaches’ poll.
Tusculum College is tenth in the poll after a 1-1-0 start.
The Railsplitters head to the University of Montevallo this Saturday for a nonconference battle with the Falcons. LMU begins South Atlantic Conference play on Sept. 15 when they travel to No.9 Mars Hill College.