September 1, 2009

Women's Soccer Ranked 6th in First Regional Poll

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia College & State University women’s soccer team find themselves ranked sixth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division II Southeast Regional Ranking.

This marks just the second time since entering the NCAA fours ago the Lady Saints have been ranked in the poll after rounding out the poll at number 10 during the first weeks of the 2008 season.

Peach Belt Conference dominates the poll, holding five of the top six spots in the ranking as those five league teams remain undefeated with a combined record of 7-0-2 overall.

Columbus State tops the first poll of the season, recording a scoreless tie against the 5th-ranked team in the country in Grand Valley State in their only game of the week, while Armstrong Atlantic is second, Carson-Newman third, UNC Pembroke fourth, GCSU fifth, and North Georgia is sixth. A pair of school from the South Atlantic Conference and Conference Carolinas round out the top 10 of the Southeast Regional Ranking.

The Lady Saints return to action on Friday evening, playing the final contest of a three-game road trip to start the season as they travel to the University of West Georgia to take on the Wolves at 4:00 p.m. The two teams battled to a double overtime scoreless tie last season in Dahlonega, as North Georgia is 1-0-1 all-time against their in-state rival.