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Carroll College leads Montana teams in Cascade Conference women's soccer preseason poll

Fighting Saints picked 3rd in the league
Posted: 2:10 PM, Aug 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-07 16:10:53-04
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(Editor's note: Cascade Collegiate Conference release)

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- For the second year in a row, Eastern Oregon University was picked as the preseason Cascade Collegiate Conference favorite. The Mountaineers, who last year claimed part of the regular-season championship and finished with a 16-3-2 overall, 9-1-2 CCC record, grabbed nine first-place votes and 163 total points in the preseason coaches’ poll, released Wednesday.

After upsetting the Mounties in the CCC Tournament Championship, Northwest University garnered three first-place votes to sit in second place with 142 points. The Eagles advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA tournament, finishing the year with a 13-9-2 overall record (7-3-2 CCC).

Carroll College, who shared a piece of the regular-season crown with EOU last year, picked up 134 points to sit in third place in the poll, while Oregon Tech (119 points) and Southern Oregon University (117 points) rounded out the top five.

Rocky Mountain College landed at No. 6 with 107 points, while the College of Idaho had one first-place vote and accumulated 102 points for seventh. Corban University (99 points), University of Providence (71 points), and Northwest Christian University (44 points) filled in spots eight through 10.

Rounding out the final three positions were The Evergreen State College (No. 11, 41 points), Warner Pacific University (No. 12, 33 points) and Multnomah University (No. 13, 21 points).

CCC action kicks off on Sept. 20 after the 13 teams compete in non-conference games to begin the new season.

Following the regular season, the conference postseason tournament is slated to begin on Nov. 12 in Springfield, Ore. It has an eight-team, single-elimination format, featuring the top eight finishers in the regular-season standings.

2019 CCC Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Poll

Team (First-place votes) Points 2018 CCC Record 2018 Overall Record
1. Eastern Oregon University (9) 163 9-1-2 16-3-2
2. Northwest University (3) 142 7-3-2 9-5-3
3. Carroll College 134 9-1-2 10-6-3
4. Oregon Tech 119 8-3-1 11-4-3
5. Southern Oregon University 117 7-3-2 9-5-3
6. Rocky Mountain College 107 7-4-1 11-6-2
7. College of Idaho (1) 102 7-4-1 10-5-3
8. Corban University 99 6-6-0 9-9-0
9. University of Providence 71 5-7-0 7-8-0
10. Northwest Christian University 44 3-8-1 4-11-1
11. The Evergreen State College 41 2-10-0 3-14-0
12. Warner Pacific University 33 2-10-0 3-15-0
13. Multnomah University 21 0-12-0 0-14-0

The NAIA women’s soccer preseason poll will be released August 13.