Georgia College Soccer Rests at No. 6 in Region Poll

by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant

MARTINEZ, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University soccer team (3-0-1) remains sixth this week in the NSCAA Division II Southeast Regional Rankings as announced yesterday, Sept. 16 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The Bobcats currently sit second in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) after dominating the University of Alabama-Huntsville Sunday, 3-0. Senior forward Hayley Ferrell (Hampton, Ga.) had a pair of goals in the win over the Chargers. Ferrell now leads her team in both goals and points for the season with three and six, respectively. The other Georgia College goal of the game came from freshman forward Megan McAlpin (Newnan, Ga.), her first career goal.

Three other PBC teams were listed in the region poll yesterday. The University of North Carolina-Pembroke (5-0-0) climbed one spot, taking top honors. Columbus State University (4-2-0) fell to No. 2 while Armstrong Atlantic State University (2-2-1) dropped to the No. 10 slot.

The Bobcats face UNC-Pembroke Saturday, Sept. 20 in Pembroke, N.C. at 1 p.m. This is the first conference contest for the Bobcats this season under new head coach Juan Pablo Favero.

The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats.