September 24, 2013

Women's Soccer Ranked Seventh In NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Poll

NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Poll

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – (UNGAthletics.com) –
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has released its most recent Continental Tire rankings with the University of North Georgia women's soccer team landing at seventh in the NCAA Division II poll.

The Nighthawks slide up eight spots from #15 last week after posting a pair of road wins at the University of West Georgia (3-0) mid-week before opening Peach Belt Conference play on Saturday with a dramatic 3-2 road victory at Young Harris College.

"We are honored by the respect given to us by our peers in the southeast region," stated head coach Chris Adams.  "Based on experience we clearly understand we have to continue to work hard because the task at hand only gets more difficult between here and the end."

UNG is one of three PBC schools posting top-25 rankings joining Columbus State (#18) and Armstrong Atlantic State (#23). 

Grand Valley State (4-0-1) holds down the top for the second straight week.  UNG is the highest ranked one-loss team.

The ranking is the second highest in the program's history after being ranked fifth in the NSCAA's week three poll in 2012. 

Adams' squad is winner of five consecutive matches after dropping the season opener on September 6th to Florida Tech.  FIT landed in the ARV section of this week's poll.

North Georgia (5-1, 1-0 PBC) returns to action on Saturday, September 28 when the team travels to Milledgeville, Ga. to take on Georgia College in PBC action with kick off set for 3:00 PM.