UHV men picked third in RRAC, women fourth

After coming up just short in their quest for back-to-back Red River Athletic Conference titles last year, the University of Houston-Victoria men’s soccer team enters the 2019 season ranked third in the conference pre-season poll.

The Jaguars are picked behind last year’s top-two finishers LSU-Alexandria and LSU-Shreveport in the RRAC poll released Monday by the NAIA.

LSUA and LSUS both finished 10-1 in the conference last season with LSUA capturing the conference tournament and a berth to the NAIA National Championships with a 3-1 win over Houston St. Thomas.

The Jaguars, who finished 9-1-1 in conference 22 players from last year’s squad that finished 11-3-1 overall.

The Jaguars begin their initial workouts on Tuesday and have their first taste of competitive action with the annual Red and White game on Friday.

The University of the Southwest follows UHV, with Our Lady of the Lake fifth, followed by Texas College, Huston-Tillotson, Texas A&M-Texarkana, Jarvis Christian and Paul Quinn.

After capturing their third Red River Athletic Conference postseason berth in four years, the University of Houston-Victoria women’s soccer team enters the 2019 season ranked fourth in the conference pre-season poll.

The Jaguar women are picked behind last year’s top-three finishers LSU-Shreveport, LSU-Alexandria and Our Lady of the Lake, in the RRAC poll released Monday by the NAIA.

LSUS claimed its first conference tournament championship with a 2-0 win over LSUA last year to earn a qualifying berth to the NAIA National.

The Jaguars finished 7-4 in conference play before falling to LSUA in the quarterfinals in a 5-4 penalty kick decision after the two teams battled to a 0-0 tie.

The Jaguars begin their initial workouts on Tuesday and have their first taste of competitive action with the annual Red and White game on Friday at 1 p.m.

The University of the Southwest follows UHV, with Huston-Tillotson sixth, followed by Texas A&M-Texarkana, Texas College, Jarvis Christian and Paul Quinn.

The regular NAIA Preseason Soccer Coaches Poll is to be released on Wednesday.

Courtesy: University of Houston-Victoria Athletics

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