GREENSBORO -- Being the nation's top-ranked team didn't seem to add any pressure to UNCG in its first game since achieving the lofty status. The Spartans scored three goals in the first six minutes, including two by leading scorer Randi Patterson, in beating Wofford 5-0 on Tuesday night at UNCG Soccer Stadium. With the ranking, the Spartans (5-0-1 Southern Conference, 13-0-1) became the first school in NCAA history to be ranked No. 1 in all three divisions. They won five NCAA titles as a Division III power in the 1980s and were ranked No. 1 in 1989 during their three-year venture in Division II. "I think it sent some shockwaves that we're No. 1," said UNCG coach Michael Parker. "It's a bit of a surprise to us that we are No. 1. But it's well deserved. We've had a tough schedule and we've won them all. I don't think it surprised people that we were ranked in the top 10." The Spartans led 4-0 at halftime and gave their starters the second half off for the effort. Parker said his players needed a solid first half in order to give them some rest. "I was real pleased we had this type of game," Parker said. "This was our third game in five days. The players were tired. I wouldn't have liked to have played a big-time program in our first game as No. 1. We were happy to get the win and happy to get the rest." It was the Spartans ninth win in a row and their fifth shutout in a row at home this season. Parker said he has placed special emphasis on defense this season in order to achieve the team's goals. "One thing I've stressed is when it comes to winning sudden death, NCAA tournament games, defending tends to win rather than attacking," Parker said. "I would much rather win 1-0 than 5-4. You've got to be solid defensively if you are going to progress in the (NCAA) tournament." Although Parker and his team talk about going to the tournament, it would be their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1998. Parker said the Spartans aren't focused on that right now. "The goal was to win the Southern Conference and then the NCAA would have taken care of itself," Parker said. While the players appreciate being named the best soccer team in the country right now, they are not satisfied with just being there for a while. "No one is really happy with it (just being ranked No. 1)," said senior midfielder Jeff Lochrie. "We have something to prove, but not just to the people in Greensboro but to teams like Wake Forest and Carolina. If we keep winning, then they know we are for real. It shows that we can be there and stay there." Patterson, a sophomore, opened the scoring when he took a crossing pass from Lochrie with just 2:54 gone in the first half. After a goal by Egill Atlason, Patterson added another goal, his 13th of the season, at the 6:16 mark. "We have a lot of young guys that are contributing right now," Lochrie said. "I think we can go far in the NCAA tournament." Patterson said he hoped UNCG would flourish when he decided to leave his home state of New Jersey and play for the Spartans. "We have a great facility and a great coach," Patterson said. "I knew at some time we were going to be good. We just have to take each game one at a time and work hard in practice everyday to get that win."