KANSAS CITY, MO – The University of the District of Columbia men's soccer team remained ranked No. 10 for the 2nd consecutive week in the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II East Region Week 5 Poll released Tuesday, October 3rd.
The Firebirds (8-2, 3-0 ECC) are coming off back-to-back impressive wins last week – first a 1-0 victory at home Wednesday afternoon over a West Chester University team ranked No. 4 in the Atlantic Region and receiving votes for the USC National Top-25 poll, and then a 2-1 East Coast Conference road victory at Molloy College on Saturday.
UDC is currently on a seven-game win streak and sits tied with LIU Post atop the ECC standings at 3-0 heading into tomorrow's conference clash at home with perennial powerhouse NYIT at 3 p.m. With a victory vs. NYIT, the Firebirds will tie the program's all-time 2nd longest win streak (8) and move to 5-0 this season at home.
The Firebirds as a team rank No. 22 in the nation in scoring offense (2.5 goals per-game) and boast Division II's 3rd leading individual scorer in sophomore midfielder Gabriel Torres (2.8 points per-game). Torres is tied for 5th in the nation in goals per-game (1.10), and tied for 21st in assists per-game (.60).