Navarro’s women’s soccer team made a huge leap in the national poll that was released Wednesday.
The Bulldogs moved from No. 10 to No. 4 in the NJCAA national poll after an impressive week in which they beat then-No.4 ranked Tyler on the road and hammered Richland 4-0 at home on Saturday. They have won four games in a row, including a 2-0 win over Paris at home on Tuesday.
The big leap occured in part because last week’s win aganst No. 4 Tyler came on Tuesday and was not factored into the weekly poll, which is released on Wednsdays. After beating Tyler, Navarro remained at No. 10 in the poll, and Tyler remained at No. 4. Tyler slipped to No. 6 in this week’s poll, but Navarro assistant coah Aric Bonner pointed out that the Bulldogs will have to play Tyler at least one more time, and possible a third time in the playoffs.
Tyler comes to Navarro on Oct. 25.
The Bulldogs won their fourth game in a row on Tuesday, beating Paris 2-0.
Navarro dominated the game, taking 20 shots on goal compared to Paris, which managed just six shots on goal as Navarro goalkeeper Kenia Medina picked up her second shutout in a row.
Judith Bast scored at the 48:40 mark on a nice assist from Trudi Carte, and Bast set up Carter with an assist at the 78:28, Carter’s goal gave her the team lead with five. Bast is right behind her with four goals.
The Bulldogs have one of their youngest teams, and yet this grup has come together quickly.
The 4-0 rout over Richland on Saturday was evidence of ho quickly this team has grown. Richland beat Navarro 2-0 two weeks earlier and the Bulldogs dominated the rematch as Richland had only two shots on goal the entire afternoon.
The NJCAA Division I women's soccer poll
1 Paradise Valley Community College
2 Laramie County Community College
3 Iowa Western Community College
4 Navarro College
5 Monroe Community College
6 Tyler Junior College
7 Lewis & Clark Community College
8 Butler Community College - KS
9 Monroe College
10 Iowa Central Community College