KANSAS CITY, Mo – The Fort Hays State Tigers men’s soccer program has moved up to No. 20 in the latest national poll. FHSU, who was ranked No. 21 last week, have moved up one spot following a victory in a week with one match. The black and gold defeated Newman University, seeing goals come from Sergio Villalba, Moritz Walther, Santiago Agudelo, and Arsenio Chamorro.
The Tigers currently sit at 5-3-1 overall and 4-0-1 in conference play. The only other program to join Fort Hays State in the rankings is Rogers State who checks in at. No. 25. Meanwhile, Northeastern State and Harding are just outside the Top-25, looking in as both programs received votes this week.
FHSU will play two matches this week, facing off against Oklahoma Baptist in Hays on Thursday (Oct. 10) and ttraveling to Bethany, Okla. to take on Southern Nazarene on Saturday (Oct. 12) in a pair of conference games. Oklahoma Baptist is currently 3-6 in 2019, while Southern Nazarene is 2-7.
Below is the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll for October 8, 2019:
|1||Azusa Pacific University||2||9-0-0|
|2||Maryville University of St. Louis||3||10-0-0|
|3||California State University-Los Angeles||5||7-0-0|
|6||Lake Erie College||9||10-0-0|
|7||Francis Marion University||7||5-1-1|
|9||Midwestern State University||13||8-1-0|
|10||University Of Charleston||20||7-2-0|
|13||California State University-San Bernardino||18||5-1-1|
|14||University Of West Florida||6||7-1-0|
|16||Texas A&M International University||10||6-1-1|
|18||West Chester University||14||7-1-1|
|20||Fort Hays State University||21||5-3-1|
|22||West Texas A&M University||19||4-1-1|
|23||Simon Fraser University||24||5-1-0|
|24||Palm Beach Atlantic University||25||6-1-1|
|25||Rogers State University||RV||6-2-1|