The Colonial Athletic Association is absent from the recent NSCAA Division I national poll, but four team were ranked in the South Atlantic regional rankings.
Delaware is the top CAA team, listed at #4 in the region, followed by William & Mary at #5,
Hofstra at #9 and Northeastern at #10.
Drexel, coached by former Campbell University head coach Doug Hess, is the lone remaining unbeaten team in CAA play at 3-0-1 after picking up road victories at UNCW (2-0) and Delaware (2-1)[show_disconnected][show_to accesslevel=’Subscriber’]. The Dragons haven’t lost a regular-season CAA match since Oct. 3, 2012. William & Mary posted a pair of shutouts, defeating Pittsburgh of the ACC 2-0 on the road before handing Northeastern its first conference loss of the year, 1-0. W&M has won five of its last six matches.
Junior Chris Albiston scored the game-winner at Pitt in the 24th minute, and assisted on the second goal in the second half.
Sophomore Ryan Flesch didn’t waste any time getting W&M on the scoreboard against Northeastern, scoring the game’s only goal just 46 seconds into the contest.
Freshman goalkeeper Mac Phillips (Rocky Mount, Va.) made six saves against NU and hasn’t allowed a goal of the past 330 minutes. He leads the league with a 0.59 goals allowed average and seven shutouts.
Phillips was named CAA Rookie of the Week. The College of Charleston, a newcomer this year to the CAA, picked up its first point in conference play with a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Hofstra.
The Cougars were 58 seconds away from a victory when the Pride got the equalizer. Jake Currie gave CofC a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute after he converted a penalty kick for his first goal of the season.The UNCW Seahawks slipped to .500 in CAA play after the 2-0 loss to Drexel. Goals have been hard to come by for the Seahawks this season and five different players have scored twice, none with more than two goals on the season. James Madison had two players, sophomores Eric Schmidt and Tom Fouhy, score their first goals of the season in a 5-2 loss to Hofstra. The Dukes have had 12 different players account for the team’s 19 goals.

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