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Salem College Soccer ranked number one in the country in goals per game!

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has just announced that the women's soccer team at Salem College is ranked number one in the country for Division III schools in scoring offense through the first four weeks of the season. Salem has scored 38 goals in seven matches for an average of 5.43 goals per game. Salem is now 6-1 on the season, and they are 1-0 in Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) play. The Spirits are ranked in the top fifty programs for all NCAA DIII team statistics through September 26th, and two soccer athletes are ranked in the top 100 in different individual categories.

September 28, 2010

Winston-Salem, NC-The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has just announced that the women's soccer team at Salem College is ranked number one in the country for Division III schools in scoring offense through the first four weeks of the season. Salem has scored 38 goals in seven matches for an average of 5.43 goals per game. Salem is now 6-1 on the season, and they are 1-0 in Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) play. The Spirits are ranked in the top fifty programs for all NCAA DIII team statistics through September 26th, and two soccer athletes are ranked in the top 100 in different individual categories.teamlineup

The NCAA DIII consists of 410 women's soccer programs across the country. Messiah, the defending DIII national champions, is ranked second in scoring offense behind Salem (5.00 goals per game).

Salem is ranked 17th in save percentage (0.903), 19th in shutout percentage (0.714), 24th in win-loss percentage (0.857), and 29th in the country in goals against average (0.547). Jazmine Bridgeman (Mill Springs, NC) and Alexi Saganich (McLeansville, NC) are ranked for individual statistics in the top 100. Bridgeman, a sophomore goalie, is 24th in save percentage and 39th in goals against average. Saganich, a first-year forward, is 40th in the nation in goals per game, and 70th in points per game.

Head Coach Jay Callahan says "It is exciting to see our name on the top of the list for scoring offense, and it is a testament to how well we have played so far this season. I am especially impressed with our last four games. We now enter a very tough stretch where we play last year's top three GSAC programs in the next week and a half."

The Spirits return to action when they host GSAC opponent Agnes Scott on October 1st at 3:00 pm.

Link to NCAA DIII Statistics

Salem College NCAA GSAC