The North Georgia College & State women’s soccer team did not give Georgia Southwestern University much of a chance Saturday afternoon as the visiting Saints’ high-powered offense blew through the Hurricanes’ defenses with eight goals while the stifling defense shut out the Hurricanes for the 8-0 victory.
The dominating victory, which was the sixth shutout of the season for the Saints’ defense, was the 10th of the season for the Saints who are now 10-2 overall with a 3-2 Peach Belt Conference record while.
The win was also the second time this season the offense has scored eight goals.
What was even more impressive about the shutout victory was how the Saints controlled the ball, holding Georgia Southwestern to just three total shots, only one of which was on goal, while North Georgia’s offense took 30 shots with 16 on goal. The Saints also held a 14-1 advantage in corner kicks.
NORTH GEORGIA MEN 3, GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN 0: Jamie Gleeson wasted little time in giving North Georgia an early 1-0 lead with a header in the box in just the second minute off a pass from Juan Hurtado.
The win, which is the fifth positive result in a row for the Saints, improves them to 6-3-1 overall. The Hurricanes are now 1-9-1 and 0-5 in Peach Belt Conference action following their sixth loss in a row.
All three of the Saints’ goals were scored in the opening half.
ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC WOMEN 1, YOUNG HARRIS 0: Armstrong Atlantic State University survived a test as they edged Young Harris College 1-0 in a Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer match Saturday at the Frances Wood Wilson Soccer Field in Young Harris.
Young Harris suffered its second consecutive 1-0 defeat, as they fell to 5-5 and 1-5. The Mountain Lions return to action Tuesday against Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville.
Armstrong Atlantic, which outshot Young Harris 27-3 (13-1 on goal) looked to take a first-half lead, but a three-minute stretch saw the Pirates hit the crossbar three times, twice on shots from sophomore Mary Margaret Davis and once on a shot from Danielle Fey.
NORTH GEORGIA WOMEN TAKE FIFTH: The North Georgia College & State University women’s cross country team competed in Jacksonville State University’s 5K JSU Foothill Invitational Friday evening in Oxford, Ala. The Saints placed fifth out of the 12 teams in attendance, led by junior Emily Beusse with a collective time of 1 hour, 45 minutes, 14.81 seconds and 153 total points.
Beusse finished the Foothill meet in 15th place, seeing her stretch of four-straight top-10 finishes come to an end. The junior from Dawsonville led the Saints with a time of 19:41.81.