MARS HILL, N.C.-- The Mars Hill men's soccer team has climbed one spot to be ranked 18th nationally in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll, which was released Tuesday.
The Lions were previously ranked 19th. MHC has been ranked as high as ninth this season. Last week, Mars Hill earned a 3-1 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne and a 4-0 victory over Newberry to move into first place in the South Atlantic Conference. The Lions own an 11-2 overall record, 6-1 in conference play. The NSCAA Poll is the official poll of NCAA Soccer.
Mars Hill boasts the stingiest defense in the SAC, allowing just 0.84 goals per game. Goalkeeper Zac Scott's .855 save percentage leads the conference and ranks ninth in the nation. Offensively, the Lions are paced by seniors Stephen Bivens and Shadi Harb with eight goals apiece. Harb's 22 points rank second in the conference.
MHC is the only South Atlantic Conference school ranked in the poll. Mars Hill is ranked third in the Southeast Region, behind Lander (eighth nationally) and Flagler (13th).
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The Lions will look to build on their three-game winning streak when they host UNC Pembroke in non-conference action tonight at 5:00 p.m. in Meares Stadium.