October 12, 2010

Hurricanes Prove Deadly in 3-0 PBC Victory over Saints

AMERICUS, GA – The North Georgia men's soccer team had a breakdown defensively on Tuesday evening as Georgia Southwestern shocked the Saints 3-0 at Hurricane Field in Peach Belt Conference action.

North Georgia has now dropped three of their last four games, falling to 5-5-3 overall on the year and 1-3-1 in the Peach Belt Conference, while the Hurricanes pick up their first-ever victory over the Saints in nine attempts, improving to 2-8-0 overall and 1-3 in league play.

Georgia Southwestern dominated early, scoring all three goals in the first 25 minutes as Yimi Reyes started the offense in the 12th minute, taking a rebound off the post from eight yards out for his first goal of the year.

Ross Sellers followed just five minutes later at the 16:11 mark, finding his second score of the year of yet another rebound, this one coming from three yards out as the sophomore tapped it home for a 2-0 Hurricane advantage.

The nightmare continued in the 24th minute when Kacey Sellers lined up from 20 yards out and scored inside the right post to give GSW a commanding 3-0 lead heading into intermission.

North Georgia managed seven second-half shots, but were unable to find the back of the net in the Peach Belt Conference defeat. The Saints held a 16-6 edge in shots, and took 13 corners to zero for the Hurricanes, but where it counted, Georgia Southwestern went home with a 3-0 shutout.

The Saints will have to regroup and prepare for Lees-McRae on Thursday evening at the North Georgia Soccer Complex. Kickoff against the Bobcats is set for 5:00 p.m.