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RELEASE DATE: 10/16/07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mansfield field hockey moves up to #8 in latest STX/NFHCA NCAA Division II National Coaches Poll

MANSFIELD -- The Mansfield University field hockey team moved up one spot to #8 on this week's STX/NFHCA NCAA Division II National Coaches Top Ten Poll released today.

Mansfield is currently 9-6 on the season and 6-6 in the PSAC, one game in front of #10 Shippensburg for the fourth and final spot in next week's PSAC playoffs. The Mountaineers host #3 ranked Kutztown (16-2, 10-2) on Wednesday afternoon, host Houghton in a non-conference game on Thursday and close out the regular season by hosting Slippery Rock (1-15, 1-11) on Saturday.

Shippensburg's final two conference games are against #1 ranked IUP (14-2, 11-1) and #2 Bloomsburg (15-2, 10-2).

If Mansfield earns a playoff spot they would travel to the PSAC's top-seeded team which will host the PSAC Championship tournament.

STX/NFHCA NCAA Division II National Coaches Poll

 
1. Indiana University of PA (14-2) 102  (5)
2. Bloomsburg University (15-2) 91
3. Kutztown University (16-2) 89  (3)
4. UMASS-Lowell (13-2) 85  (3)
5. C.W. Post (15-1) 65
6. Bentley College (12-3) 58
7. Bryant University (12-5) 36
8. Mansfield University (9-6) 29
9. Stonehill College (13-4) 28
10. Shippensburg University 20

  

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