September 27, 2011

Lady Saints Keep Moving Up, Ranked No. 11 in Country

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Contact: David Beall, jdbeall@northgeorgia.edu

National Ranking | Regional Ranking

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia women's soccer team has moved up five spots in the latest edition of the NSCAA Division II National Poll released on Tuesday afternoon, checking as the No. 11 team in the country. 

The Lady Saints continue to make history during the 2011 campaign with the best start in school history and as the only undefeated team remaining in the Southeast Region at 7-0.

The Lady Saints have now appeared in back-to-back national polls for the second time in school history and the second time in as many years. Last season, North Georgia was ranked No. 25 for consecutive weeks in October. 

Chris Adams' squad passed both of their road tests last week, traveling to Belmont Abbey and coming away with a 2-0 victory, this before taking on the University of Montevallo and grounding the Falcons 2-1 in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Lady Saints will play the final leg of a three-game road swing on Wednesday evening by traveling to Clayton State University to battle the Lakers in another key conference road contest. 

A complete shuffle in the nation's top 10 has new teams at every spot, including the University of Bridgeport (Conn.) who takes over as the No. 1 team in the country with a perfect 7-0 record. UC San Diego is up two spots to No. 2, while California (Pa.) drops one spot to No. 3, and Abilene Christian (Texas) and Grand Valley State (Mich.) round out the top five.

The biggest change in the polls came from previous unbeaten and top-ranked Florida Tech who dropped 16 spots to No. 17 in the country. 

North Georgia is one of three teams in the southeast region ranked in the national poll with Lenoir-Rhyne checking in at No. 8, while Columbus State makes another appearance at No. 23 in the land. The region poll follows the national ranking with the Bears holding the top spot, followed by the Lady Saints at No. 2 and the Cougars at No. 3.