The North Georgia College & State University women’s cross country team wrapped up the Peach Belt Conference Championships with an eighth-place team finish as eight runners knocked off time from the last time they raced in a 6,000-meter race and an eighth-place finish on Saturday at Montevallo University in Montevallo, Ala.
Emily Beusse led the Saints and improved her time by 19 seconds to finish 12th in a time of 23 minutes, 22.23 seconds.
Emily Roemer was the second runner across the finish line for the Lady Saints, finishing 46th in a time of 25:24.53, knocking nearly 25 seconds off her previous best 6K time.
YOUNG HARRIS EARNS SIXTH: The Mountain Lions finished in sixth place in the 12-team women’s 6K Peach Belt Conference race with 153 points, while Young Harris tied for sixth place in the 10-team men’s 8K event with 165 points. Clayton State University won the women’s title by seven points over Columbus State University 63-70.
Columbus State had four runners in the top six, as the Cougars won the men’s trophy with 30 points.
Young Harris’ Nicole Smith, who was selected by the coaches, along with Montevallo’s Haley Evans and Kaley Glover as the conference’s Co-Runners of the Year, earned All-Peach Belt second team honors as she finished in 10th place overall with a time of 23:17.41.
Four different players scored for the North Georgia College & State University women’s soccer team as the Saints cruised to a 4-1 Peach Belt Conference road victory over Flagler College on Saturday night.
The win improves the visiting Saints to 11-3-2 overall including a 4-3-2 record in the Peach Belt, while Flagler moves to 7-5-3 and 2-5-2 in league action.
North Georgia went up 3-0 in the first half as Caroline Wallace, Sophia Matonak and Cicely Taliaferro all scored within three minutes of each other. Wallace spurred the scoring drive with her seventh goal of the season in the 25th minute off a feed from Abby Trevino, putting the Saints up 1-0.
UNC-PEMBROKE MEN 2, YOUNG HARRIS 1: The University of North Carolina-Pembroke edged Young Harris College 2-1 in a Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer match Saturday in Pembroke, N.C.
The Braves improved to 8-5-2 overall and to 4-4-1 in the league, while the Mountain Lions fell to 6-8 and 2-7. Young Harris returns to action Wednesday against Clayton State University in Morrow.
The Mountain Lions, which outshot the Braves 8-5 in shots that were on goal, got a goal back when Buford High grad Haley Holderfield converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute to get Young Harris within a goal at 2-1. It was Holderfield’s team-leading seventh goal of the campaign.
UNC-PEMBROKE MEN 2, YOUNG HARRIS 0: Martin Tomter scored twice in the second half as the University of North Carolina at Pembroke shut out Young Harris College on Saturday.
UNC-Pembroke took a 1-0 lead at the 54:41 mark on Martin Tomter’s seventh goal. Tomter collected a pass from Sean Hoek at the top of the box and knocked the ball into the left corner. Tomter scored the insurance goal for the Braves with just under nine minutes left in the contest as he scored on a fast break down the left side of the field and scored into the right corner of the goal.