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UND soccer picked 5th in Summit League in preseason poll

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Now to UND soccer where the team begins their regular season on Friday.

The Fighting Hawks have won both of their exhibition games taking down Manitoba 5-1 and South Dakota 2-1.

In the 2018 Summit League Preseason Coaches' Poll, UND ranks 5th.

Here is a complete look at the preseason poll.

Denver is picked to win the conference after receiving 6 first place votes.

NDSU is picked 4th.

The top four finishers from the regular season, move on to postseason conference play.

UND will play its first Summit League opponent on September 30th when the Fighting Hawks travel to Oral Roberts.

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