St. Louis, Mo., October 29, 2013 – For the second time in school history, the Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team is ranked No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) Top-25 Poll, as announced by the Association Tuesday.
The Bears were also ranked number one Oct. 13, 1998, after starting the season 13-1.
"Being ranked number one in the country is great recognition for our efforts thus far. More importantly we hold our own fate in the conference championship race, which would lead to an NCAA berth," said sixth-year head coach Jim Conlon. "Being number one is also great for our fans and our alumni. We are just trying to win the next game."
Washington University is off to a 13-1 start and currently riding a seven-game winning streak. The Bears have outscored their opponents, 53-4, posting shutouts in 11 of 14 games played. Washington U. suffered its lone loss of the season against then-No. 1 Wheaton College (Ill.) Sept. 21 at home.
The Bears open a four-game road trip with a non-conference game at Millikin University Tuesday, Oct. 29. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. in Decatur, Ill.