October 26, 2011

Lady Saints up Two Spots to No. 11 in the Country

Contact: David Beall, jdbeall@northgeorgia.edu

National Poll | Regional Poll

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia women's soccer team held strong this week in the NSCAA Division II National Rankings, jumping two spots and checking in as the No. 11 team in the country with just two games to play in the regular season.

After two more Peach Belt Conference wins last week, the Lady Saints climbed a pair of spots in the latest top 25 poll and have now been ranked for six straight weeks dating back to the team's debut in the poll on September 20, at No. 16.

The University of Bridgeport (Conn.) continues to hold the No. 1 ranking in the land at 14-0-0 on the year, while the next three spots remain unchanged with Abilene Christian (Texas), Grand Valley State (Mich.) and California (Pa.) following in that order.

Lenoir-Rhyne continues to set the pace in the southeast as the Bears round out the top five after running their record to 14-1 last week to move up one spot. The Lady Saints follow at No. 11, sitting just ahead of Rollins (Fla.) and Seattle Pacific (Wash.).

Rounding out the teams in the southeast region is Armstrong Atlantic at no. 18, a team North Georgia will face on Saturday afternoon for the regular season championship. The battle with the Pirates will be the first ranked team North Georgia has played this season.

The latest Division II Southeast Regional Poll follows the national ranking and has Lenoir-Rhyne, North Georgia and Armstrong Atlantic as the top three teams in the region. Columbus State follows at No. 4, while Lander, Lees-McRae and UNC Pembroke round out the top seven.

Prior to Saturday's showdown with Armstrong Atlantic, North Georgia plays host to Anderson University on Wednesday evening for Senior Day and Lumpkin County YMCA Night, as the Lady Saints play their final non-conference game of the regular season.