Cardinals Move To No. 10 in NCAA Coaches Poll

Cardinals Move To No. 10 in NCAA Coaches Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the first time in program history, the Catholic University men's soccer team is ranked in the top-ten of the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 National Poll at No. 10, announced Tuesday afternoon. 

The Cardinals (12-1-1, 3-0-0 LC) moved up nine spots to No. 10 after scoring seven goals in two more wins last week, extending its unbeaten streak to 13 games. 

The Cards were also ranked No. 17 in the newest D3Soccer.com Top 25 Poll. Catholic topped Gallaudet 4-0 in a midweek contest and then came from behind to defeat Susquehanna 3-2 in a spirited Landmark Conference matchup over the weekend. 

The sophomore duo of Ben Alexander and Darius Siahpoosh led the way on offense for head coach Travis Beauchamp's squad. Siahpoosh scored three times and added two assists while Alexander found the back of the net three times as well in the two victories. 

Alexander leads the Landmark in goals with eleven, Siahpoosh tops the conference in assists with six, and the two are first and second in points with 24 and 20, respectively.

The Cardinals also moved up one spot to No. 2 in the United Soccer Coaches Mid-Atlantic Region rankings as well, behind Franklin & Marshall, who is ranked No. 3 in the nation. 

Catholic has won seven-straight contests and leads the Landmark in goals scored (38) and goals allowed (10). 

The team competes on the road tonight against Washington College. Kickoff in Chestertown, Md. is set for 7 p.m.