With an 8-1 record and riding the first eight-game winning streak in program history, the Georgia soccer team entered the national rankings for the first time this season at the No. 19 spot in the Soccer America poll released Tuesday.
The Bulldogs (8-1, 1-0) most recently toppled South Carolina ‚Äî then-No. 8 ‚Äî in Friday night‚Äôs Southeastern Conference opener in Athens, with goals by freshman Marion Crowder and redshirt senior Laura Eddy as well as the seventh shutout of the season for keeper Caitlin Woody. The win secured Georgia its highest-ranked victory since 2009. This season‚Äôs squad tied with both the 1997 and 2007 teams for the best nine-game start in program history.
The No. 19 ranking is Georgia‚Äôs highest since 2010, when the Bulldogs were No. 17 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll for back-to-back weeks in September.
The Bulldogs are on the road this weekend, taking on unranked Missouri and No. 25/14 Kentucky.