October 20, 2009

Smith Grabs PBC Weekly Award for 3rd Time in 09

DAHLONEGA, GA – For the third time this season, North Georgia women’s soccer standout Casey Smith was been tabbed as the Peach Belt Conference Defender of the Week, leading the Lady Saints to a pair of league victories and back into the middle of the PBC title race.

Smith continued her productivity from the defender position last week, scoring a pair of goals and adding an assist as North Georgia pushed their current unbeaten streak to 20 days with victories over Georgia Southwestern and Armstrong Atlantic.

Against the Hurricanes, Smith took control early in the second half and turned a scoreless game into a 2-0 lead for the Lady Saints in the first three minutes of the second period. Smith showed off her accuracy by scoring both goals outside the box.

Against the Pirates, the Stockbridge, Ga., native tallied an assist on the game-winning goal, sending a corner into the box that found the head of Kelsey Martin for the score. Smith is currently third in the league with seven assists on the season, while adding four goals.

The two-time PBC All-Conference selection, and two-time Peach Belt Preseason All-conference pick is currently third in the league with seven assists on the season, while sitting third on the team with four goals. Smith has 15 total points on the season, and is two assists away from breaking her own record for most assists in a season, while the junior continues to extend her current career record of 24 assists, the most in program history.

During the Lady Saints current four-game winning streak, Smith has come up big, scoring a pair of goals and adding four assists to spark North Georgia’s jump right back into the top four of the Peach Belt Conference regular season race.