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SNHU booters No. 1 in the nation
The Penmen are tied for first with Lindenwood University, of St. Charles, Mo., at No. 1 in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Division II national poll released Tuesday afternoon.
SNHU enters the NCAA Tournament winners of 18 straight after capturing the program's second straight Northeast-10 tournament championship with a 1-0 win over Merrimack College on Sunday. At 18-1 overall, the Penmen rank first in Division II in winning percentage (.947) and also rank first nationally in team goals-against average (0.42) and 10th nationally in offense, averaging 2.68 goals per game.
SNHU has received a first-round bye and will play a second-round game on Saturday against the winner of Thursday's game between third-seeded Post University and sixth-seeded Wilmington (Del.) University at 1 p.m. The Post-Wilmington game will be played at SNHU's Larkin Field on Thursday at 7 p.m.