Alabama’s title hopes depend on dethroning ACC from the top of women’s soccer

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — As great as this season’s Alabama Crimson Tide football has been, it’s still in uncharted waters.

On Friday, the Southeastern Conference regular-season champions will play their first Elite Eight match in program history after winning their first Sweet 16 match in program history. Both events occurred while Alabama was a No. 1 in the NCAA tournament, another first in program history.

Forward Riley Mattingly Parker (17 goals), midfielder Felicia Knox (20 assists) and goaltender McKinley Crone (10 shutouts) have already engraved their names in Alabama’s soccer record book. The Crimson Tide nearly swept the SEC singles awards, with Wes Hart also being named the league’s Coach of the Year.