FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
Undefeated Lady Tigers Enter National Rankings For
First Time in Program History
The South Georgia College women’s soccer team, now ranked
12th in the country, remains undefeated after shutting out Georgia Military
College 4-0 in Milledgeville earlier this week. The men’s team, which won
5-2 over Georgia Military, did not break into the national rankings but did
receive a few votes for the top 25.
Against Georgia Military, Tiffany Morris scored three goals while Kayla
Herman added a goal of her own. SGC had seven shots on goal while GMC did
not have any. Thus far, the Lady Tigers have only surrendered one goal all
season. The win came at a big cost – team captain Chelsea Barfield suffered
an injury that could keep her out of action for a few weeks. On a team that
has just 13 players, losing any player at all, particularly one of
Barfield’s caliber, is a troubling development. The girls, however, have
played very well lately and should be able to hold things together as
Barfield recovers. "This week has been crazy for us. Our girls continue to
fight and work hard. They have learned to shut it down and finish off games
once we get up a few goals,” says head coach Ben Horner.
In the men’s game, Lloyd Mathews scored twice, and Moussa Ba, Sam Kelly and
Alloy Buckle added a goal of their own. “We are getting better every week.
Our team defense still has to get better, but the boys are working hard and
are starting to turn the corner in a positive way. We still have room to
grow, but the boys are working hard and doing everything that we ask of
them,” says Coach Horner.
The women are 6-0 while the men are 5-1. The women next play on Sept. 18 in
Douglas at 3 p.m. while the men’s next home game is Sept. 18 at 5 p.m.
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About South Georgia College
South Georgia College (www.sgc.edu)
was founded in 1906 and is located in Douglas, Ga. The college's environment
gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and
close collaboration with faculty. With over 20 majors and transfer
opportunities, South Georgia College provides the finest education possible
to the citizens of its service area.