Greyhound soccer debuts in national rankings at No. 17

PORTALES — For the first time in the history of the program, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team finds itself nationally ranked.

A team-record five-match win streak has the Greyhounds’ record at 7-1 and tied for 17th in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America/ NCAA Division II poll.

They share the ranking with Gannon (Pa.).

Eastern also ranks second in the NSCAA/ South Central poll, behind upcoming opponent, eighth-ranked Incarnate Word.

The Greyhounds have allowed a program-record 0.86 goals per

game this season, while also setting a new high in goals per game, currently at 3.12.

Senior forward Emerson Rodrigues has netted a team-high seven goals, while sophomore Kal Herbert has five goals and five assists. Freshman goalkeeper Orlando Rodriguez has a 0.78 goals against average along with a 4-1 record.