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Men's Soccer Projected Fourth in USA South Preseason Poll

Men's Soccer Projected Fourth in USA South Preseason Poll

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Covenant men's soccer team has been picked to finish fourth in the USA South preseason coaches' poll, announced the conference on Wednesday afternoon. The Scots, under sixth-year head coach Nathan Pifer, picked up 79 total points and one first place vote to finish in fourth.

Greensboro, the defending USA South tournament champion and NCAA tournament participant, was selected as the top team in the 11-member conference. Covenant's 79 points were just two behind third place Maryville, while Methodist received 91 points to place second. 

A season ago, Covenant finished in fourth after going 5-3-1 in league play and 11-5-4 overall. The Scots return six starters and 16 players overall from last season's squad, including top goal scorers Snoopy Davidson, Hudson Brock and Joel Friesen.

Rounding out the top five in the preseason poll was North Carolina Wesleyan with 59 points. Averett, Ferrum, Piedmont, Huntingdon, LaGrange and newcomer William Peace complete the poll. This will be the first season William Peace has fielded a men's soccer team.

Covenant's season opens on August 29 in the Sonny Carter Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia against Rutgers-Newark. The Scots begin their home schedule on September 5 when they host Wilmington in the Covenant College Invitational.

For the complete USA South release, click here

Be sure to follow the Scots all season long on athletics.covenant.edu and on social media at FacebookTwitter and Instagram for up-to-date scores, news and other information.

2014 USA South Men's Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll

Rank

Institution (1st Place Votes)

Pts.

1.

Greensboro (5)

93

2.

Methodist (4)

91

3.

Maryville (1)

81

4.

Covenant (1)

79

5.

N.C. Wesleyan

59

6.

Averett

56

7.

Ferrum

47

8.

Piedmont

39

9.

Huntingdon

27

10.

LaGrange

23

11.

William Peace

10

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