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Women’s soccer reaches #10

For the first time in school history, the Milwaukee Panthers have cracked the Top 10 in a national poll.  The women’s soccer program, due to a 14-1 record with the only blemish caused by #5 nationally-ranked Marquette, opened today in the NSCAA national poll at #10.

Coach Michael Moynihan’s team, who topped out previously at #12, made the move up two spots in the national poll from losses sustained by the Florida Gators and the Boston College Eagles.  Florida, who sat at #11 last week, lost to Mississippi State on the road in an SEC match, 1-0.  Boston College dropped all the way from #9 to #17 after losing 3-2 at Miami and at Florida State 1-0 in ACC contests.

The Panthers only have three matches remaining on the season.  Milwaukee plays at Loyola tomorrow night and at Illinois State on Sunday in the final non-conference contest of the season.  They close the regular season next week Friday at home against Green Bay before the Horizon League Tournament.

With a victory tomorrow, the Panthers clinch at least a share of the Horizon League Regular Season Championship and would host the conference tournament due to a potential tie-breaker over Detroit.  With two matches to play, the Titans are 5-1 and only have lost to Milwaukee, who is 6-0.

The Panthers have won 11 straight Horizon League Regular Season championships, second only to Penn State, who has won the Big Ten 12 straight years.

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