August 13, 2009

Lady Saints Picked to Finish 6th in PBC Poll

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia women’s soccer team was picked to finish sixth in the Peach Belt Conference according to a poll released Wednesday afternoon by the league’s head coaches. With all 10 first place votes, Columbus State was a unanimous favorite to win the conference.

The Lady Saints are coming off a season that saw them finish fourth in the Peach Belt Conference in 2008, their highest finish since entering the NCAA in 2005. Head coach Chris Adams’ squad posted a record of 8-7-2 overall and 5-3 in the conference to host their first-ever PBC Tournament game at the Soccer Complex.

The Lady Saints will take on Jacksonville State University, Tampa University, Barry University, and the University of West Georgia on the road to open the season before returning to Dahlonega for one of just two home games during the month of September.

“This year's schedule should prove to be challenging,” Chris Adams said. “With the two new additions of Montevallo and Flagler the conference should also be deep with talent.”

North Georgia will then open Peach Belt Conference play on September 12, at USC Aiken as part of four straight road games that include trips to Belmont Abbey, new league member Montevallo, and North Alabama.

The 2009 Peach Belt Conference season begins on Aug. 27 with conference play beginning Sept. 12. The PBC Tournament will begin with first-round games on home sites on Nov. 3 with the final four returning to Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Ga., Nov. 6 and 8.  


2009 PBC Women's Soccer Preseason Poll

Rank School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Total
1. Columbus State 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
2. GCSU 1 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 87
3. Armstrong Atlantic 0 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
4. UNC Pembroke 0 2 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 73
5. Montevallo 0 0 1 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 59
6. North Georgia 0 0 0 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 57
7. Lander 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 2 0 0 43
8. Flagler 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 1 1 39
9. Clayton State 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 3 0 33
10. USC Aiken 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1 22
11. Georgia Southwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 11