September 10, 2012

Weekly Athletics Release Three – Monday, September 10, 2012

Women’s Cross Country

Last week: North Georgia Tech Invite – 3rd of 11

This week: Mercer Run Fit Sports Invitational (9/15 – TBA)

The North Georgia College & State women’s cross country team competed Friday evening in the North Georgia Tech Invitational in Clarksville, Ga. The Saints were able to muster up a third-place finish among the 11 teams that were present. 

Junior Emily Beusse led the Saints with her second top-10 of the season as she finished sixth out of the 72 runners present in a time of 22:29.49. Emily Roemer and Meagan Anstett also finished in the top-20 with Roemer coming home 11th in a time of 23:06.23 while Anstett was just behind her in 12th with a time of 23:32.39.

The Saints will next compete this Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Mercer Run Fit Sports Invitational in Macon, Ga.

Men’s and Women’s Golf

The men’s and women’s golf teams open the fall portion of their 2012-13 campaign today, Monday, Sept. 10 at the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate. The tournament is being played at the Sevierville Golf Club’s River Course located in Sevierville, Tenn.

The tournament will be hosted by Carson-Newman College and marks the first time the school will host a combined men’s and women’s tournament. The tournament will continue through Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Men’s Soccer (1-2)

Last week (0-1): Tampa (cancelled); Eckerd (L, 2-1)

This week: Home vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (9/11, 6:00 p.m. – Military Apprciation Night & 9-11 Observance);

                 Home vs. Young Harris (9/15, 7:30 p.m. – Conference opener, 1972 Men’s Soccer Reunion)

The men’s soccer team  was unable to find the positive result they were looking for last week. The first game of the Peach Belt – Sunshine Challenege on Thursday, Sept. 6 against the 10th-ranked University of Tampa was cancelled due to inclement weather and the Saints then fell 2-1 to Eckerd College Saturday at Pepin Stadium.

North Georgia had the 10th-ranked Spartans on their heels in Thursday’s match, working the game to a 0-0 draw through 64 minutes of regulation. But bad weather including lightning moved into the area and forced the game to be postponed and eventually cancelled.

In Saturday’s game Max Angel broke through for the Saints in the 66th minute, scoring off a penalty kick, but Eckerd bounced back to score two unanswered goals in the closing minutes, including the go-ahead with just three minutes remaining. 

The men return home this week for a two-game homestand that begins on Tuesday, Sept. 11 with a non-conference match against Lenoir-Rhyne. The 6:00 p.m. game is Military Appreciation Night and a 9-11 Observance at the North Georgia Soccer Field.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Saint men will take part in a soccer doubleheader as both the men’s and women’s teams will open up their Peach Belt Conference schedule at home against league newcomer Young Harris. The women will start things off at 5:00 p.m. with the men to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

During Saturday’s game, the 1972 men’s soccer team will be in attendance for their reunion. 

Women’s Soccer (5-0, 20th in Nation by NSCAA)

Last week (3-0): Belmont Abbey (W, 3-1); Florida Southern (W, 1-0); #16 Rollins (W, 1-0)

This week: At Carson Newman (9/12, 6:00 p.m.);

                 Home vs. Young Harris (9/15, 5:00 p.m. – Conference opener)

The women’s soccer team, which was ranked No. 20 in the nation on Tuesday, Sept. 4 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), racked up three wins last week including two shutout victories over quality opponents. 

The Saints started their week with a 3-1 victory over Belmont Abbey to close out their early-season home tournament. Cicely Taliaferro, Kelly Penston and Abby Trevino all scored in the win over the Crusaders.

Later in the week, the Saints traveled to Pensacola, Fla. where they took part in the West Florida Tournament. North Georgia handed both of their opponents, Florida Southern College and 16th-ranked Rollins College, shutout losses. Abby Trevino had the game-winner in Friday’s game against Florida Southern while Sophia Matonak netted her own game-winner on Sunday. 

Freshman goalkeeper Mallory Sayre played all 270 minutes in goal for the Saints and made 24 saves, including 11 in Sunday’s win over Rollins. Her 11 saves was good enough to tie for second all-time in school history for most saves in a single game. The school record is currently 13.

The North Georgia women have two games this week, one on the road and one at home. The Saints will first travel to Carson-Newman College on Wednesday, Sept. 12 for a 6 p.m. match before opening up a three-game homestand beginning Saturday, Sept. 15. Saturday’s game will mark the beginning of the Peach Belt Conference schedule for North Georgia with both the men’s and women’s soccer teams taking on league newcomer Young Harris in a doubleheader down at North Georgia soccer field. The women will start things off at 5:00 p.m. with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m.