November 4, 2013

Soccer Teams Slated For Peach Belt Conference Tournament Quarterfinal Matchups

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DAHLONEGA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) –
The University of North Georgia men's and women's soccer teams have learned their quarterfinal destinations for the upcoming Peach Belt Conference soccer tournament with the fifth-seeded women headed to Lander and the eighth-seeded men headed to Young Harris.  Following Tuesday's first-round games hosted by the higher seeds, the tournament will move to Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Ga. for the semifinal and championship rounds, scheduled for Friday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 10.

The UNG women, ranked #10 in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire poll, will travel to Greenwood, S.C. to take on the fourth-seeded Bearcats with start scheduled for 4:30 PM at LU's Jeff May Athletic Complex.  The Bearcats are 8-3 in league play this season and will host a first-round game for the third year in a row.  UNG has won three of their last four to finish the year with the lone loss coming at home to Lander less than a week ago when Lander earned a 1-0 win at the UNG Soccer Complex on October 30. 

In other first round women's games top-seeded Clayton State (11-3-4, 8-0-3) will host eighth-seeded University of Montevallo (3-8-4, 3-6-2); second-seeded Columbus State (13-5, 9-2) will play seventh-seeded UNC Pembroke (7-9-2, 4-5-2); and third-seeded Armstrong Atlantic (11-3-3, 8-2-1) will meet sixth-seeded Georgia College (8-7-2, 5-4-2). The semifinals are set for 11 AM and 2 PM Friday, with the championship game at 1 PM Sunday.

The North Georgia men dropped their final regular season contests after going unbeaten in four of five contests and will enter the tournament as the eighth seed.  The Nighthawks will make the short trip over Blood Mountain to face top-seeded Young Harris with kick off set for 7:00 PM at YHC's Francis Wood Wilson Field.

Young Harris becomes the first PBC team since 2004 to go through the PBC season without a loss or a tie.  The Mountain Lions won their first PBC regular-season championship since joining the league a year ago and now are the #1 seed for the tournament for the first time.  Ranked #2 in the nation Young Harris is 15-1 overall on the season and carries a nine-match winning streak into the PBC Tournament.

In other first-round men's games, second-seeded Lander (10-4-1, 6-3) will face seventh-seeded Montevallo (8-8, 4-5); third-seeded Flagler (8-5-3, 5-2-2) will host sixth-seeded UNC Pembroke (8-7-1, 4-4-1); and fourth-seeded Francis Marion (8-4-4-, 5-3-1) will entertain fifth-seeded Clayton State (10-4-2, 5-3-1). The semifinals are scheduled for 5 and 8 PM Friday, with the championship at 3:30 Sunday.

UNG fans can follow all PBC quarterfinal action through live links at UNGAthletics.com.