Mars girls soccer team rockets to No. 1 in national rankings

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 10:26 PM


Fresh off its second consecutive WPIAL championship, the Mars girls soccer team blasted off in the national rankings.

Mars is the new No. 1 in the United Soccer Coaches Fall Top 20 rankings.

The Fighting Planets (16-0), who haven’t lost in the regular season in two years, moved up a spot from No. 2 after defeating Plum, 1-0, in the WPIAL final.

They have 12 shutouts this season, including six in a row. Mars has surrendered five goals, none in four postseason games.

Mars, which has been to four straight WPIAL finals, went 22-0-1 last year and won the PIAA championship.

The Planets play Warren in the state quarterfinals Saturday.

Full national rankings here.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at bbeckner@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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