KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Off to a 3-0-0 start to the season, the Raven Women's Soccer team moved up one spot in the first regular-season NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll on Tuesday.
Benedictine earned 465 points in the latest poll to move from their preseason No. 4 ranking to No. 3 this week.
The Ravens are the highest ranked member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Baker University dropped from No. 6 to No. 16 as the Wildcats have yet to win a match, posting a 0-1-1 start to the season. MNU dropped completely from the poll while Central Methodist University and Graceland University earned a spot in the receiving votes category with 20 and 3 points respectively.
Benedictine's next opponent saw a jump of three spots from their preseason ranking as Hasting College moved up to No. 14 with 282 points. The Broncos are the only non-conference opponent on the Ravens schedule still ranked with Missouri Baptist University earning a spot in the others receiving vote category.
Through their first three matches, Emily Ambuul leads the Ravens in scoring with four goals. She also leads the team in shots with 14 and shots on goal with 11. Madison Sanders and Anna Romano lead the team in assists with three. Ellen Loughman has played over 265 minutes in goal this season and has recorded four saves whiling giving up two goals.
The Ravens travel to Hastings, Neb., on Friday to take on the Broncos at 6 p.m. and then stay on the Hastings campus Saturday for a neutral site match with Jamestown (N.D.) at 5 p.m.