LEXINGTON, Va. – The United Soccer Coaches released its first national poll of the season on Tuesday, and Washington and Lee entered the entered the poll at No. 14.
The Generals, after not being ranked in the preseason poll, have won three of their first four games on the season, including a 1-0 double-overtime win over then-unranked Mary Washington and a 1-0 victory over then-unranked Brandeis. The lone blemish on the Generals' record is a 5-2 loss to then-No. 8 Johns Hopkins this past weekend at the Blue Jay Invitational.
Johns Hopkins moved up to fifth in the rankings, after opening its season 3-1. Both Mary Washington (20) and Brandeis (25) entered the rankings this week with 3-1 records as well.
W&L is led on offense by junior forward Harry Pinkerton (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett), who has two goals and four points. First-year defender Charley Colby (Prairie Village, Kan./Shawnee Mission East) leads the team with three assists on the season, all coming in a 4-0 win over William Paterson on August 30 to tie the program's single-game assist record. In total, seven different players have scored a goal thus far for the Blue and White, while six different players have added at least one assist.
Defending national champion Tufts remains on top of the list after opening the season with a 2-0 record, while SUNY-Oneonta (4-0) and Oglethorpe (4-0) came in next after not being ranked in the preseason poll. John Carroll (5-0) and Johns Hopkins (3-1) round out the Top-5.
The Generals will host Emory on Friday at 3:00 pm in their home-opener, before hosting No. 3 Oglethorpe at 3:00 pm on Sunday.
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