It was announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCCA) that the University of Redlands men's soccer program moved up two slots on its weekly poll to No. 13. In addition, the Bulldogs remain steady at No. 15 on the D3soccer.com ranking.
Redlands (18-3-1) last competed on Saturday during the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament final, which was decided in favor of rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in an overtime shootout. After running the table en route to the program's 11th conference title, the Bulldogs posted a 3-0 victory over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in semifinal action on Nov. 3.
The Maroon and Gray gained an at-large berth to the NCAA Championships as the host to a four-team site of the first and second rounds. The Bulldogs face off against the Northwest Conference champion, the Lutes of Pacific Lutheran University (WA), in the first contest on Saturday at 5 p.m.
For more information on this weekend's games, fans are encouraged to visit the event web site at http://www.goredlands.com/sports/msoc/2011-12/files/NCAA_Tourney.