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Southwestern climbs back into top 10 in state soccer coaches poll

Southwestern soccer’s loss to the defending state champions turned out to be a win in the most recent state coaches poll released Monday afternoon.

Providence, the defending Class A state champions, scored with just under four minutes remaining Saturday, to secure a 3-2 win at Southwestern. The Pioneers were ranked No. 4 in the poll but climbed two spots this week.

Southwestern was 11th but is now back in the top 10.

Park Tudor is No. 1 in the Class A poll followed by Providence, University, North White and South Knox. Kouts is sixth ahead of Heritage Christian, Southwestern, Lutheran and Cascade.

Southwestern is at Lutheran Thursday.

Guerin Catholic is No. 1 in Class 2A followed by West Lafayette, Fort Wayne Canterbury, Mishawaka Marian, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Gibson Southern, Heritage Hills, Speedway and Culver Academies.

Fishers leads a central Indiana dominated top five in Class 3A. Noblesville is No. 2 followed by Chesterton, Hamilton Southeastern and Castle. Elkhart is sixth ahead of Penn, Evansville Memorial, Valparaiso and Northridge.

On the girls side, Noblesville is No. 1 and Hamilton Southeastern is No. 2 in 3A. Carmel is third followed by Homestead, Bloomington South, North Central, South Bend St. Joseph, Columbus North, Zionsville and Center Grove.