May 20, 2008

Parris Releases 2008 Men's Soccer Schedule

Saints to play in pair of tournaments to open regular season

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – North Georgia College & State University head coach Pat Parris released the 2008 schedule for the Saints soccer program this morning. The 2008 season will feature tournaments at Clayton State, Mount Olive, and home contest against USC Aiken and Francis Marion.

“This year's schedule will test the squad physically and mentally with great matches on the road and at home,” head coach Pat Parris said. I believe that we should be battle tested on the road in order to have a true success come playoff time.”

Four teams ranked in the final 2007 NSCAA/Adidas Men's Soccer Top 25 will oppose the North Georgia men's soccer team this season. The Saints will highlight the non-conference portion of their schedule hosting 4th-ranked University of Montevallo on Friday, September 5, at 5:00 p.m.

The Saints will also play some of the top teams in the region in tournament play as they travel to Mount Olive College and Clayton State to take on the Trojans of Mount Olive, St. Andrews, Anderson, and Belmont Abbey in four South Atlantic Region games.

After a 3-3 mark last season in Peach Belt Conference play, including a trip to the PBC Tournament final four, the Saints have six conference games on the slate this season, including home contest against USC Aiken, Clayton State, and Francis Marion. North Georgia will also hit the road to play Lander University and UNC Pembroke before closing out the season at Georgia Southwestern on November 1.

“We are so excited about this schedule and look forward to building off of last years peak,” Parris said. “Games that we will play this year will consist of teams that will be in out of the top 25 and ranked regionally.