September 12, 2009

USC Aiken Hands Saints 1-0 Loss in PBC Opener

Box Score

AIKEN, SC – North Georgia saw a goal in the 84th minute dash their chances of coming away with a victory in their PBC opener, falling 1-0 at the hands of USC Aiken in Peach Belt Conference action at the Pacer Pit.

North Georgia drops their third straight game and fall to 2-4 overall, and 0-1 in the Peach Belt Conference, while USC Aiken picks up their first victory of the season, improving to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the league. 

The deciding moment came at the 83:27 mark as Troy Watson left a look for Fernando Gamez who made it count, sending shot past North Georgia goalkeeper Sean Durkan for the loan goal of the contest.

The Saints were outshot 16-9 by the Pacers, while North Georgia held a slight advantage in corner kicks at 7-4.

Charles Andray recorded the win in goal for USC Aiken, notching the shutout while picking up four saves. Rade Tanaskovic started the game for the Saints and recorded three saves before Durkan came on in relief for the second half.

North Georgia returns home Tuesday, September 15, to host Queens University of Charlotte in a non-conference match-up. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. at the Soccer Complex.