There’s not much standing in the way of the BR-2 North Georgia women’s soccer team laying claim to being the best in the country.
Jacy Ramey, Cicely Taliaferro, Sophia Matonak and Brynn Finneran all found the back of the net in the win, while Taliaferro assisted on one of the goals, as well. The shutout was the sixth of the season for North Georgia and keeper Mallory Sayre.
Against Georgia Southwestern State, North Georgia set new school records for shots with 49 and shots on goal with 33, breaking marks set in 2006.
“Huge road win,” posted North Georgia head coach Chris Adams after a win over Armstrong State. “Congrats team! Love this team and their togetherness.”
Taliaferro leads the team in goals and points, scoring 11 and racking up 26. Rachael VanHorn has 10 goals and three assists, while Matonak has scored nine times. Mollie Arrendale and Ramey each have five goals, and Megan Morrow leads the team with nine assists.
Sayre has started all 13 games, allowing just eight goals and making 27 saves. She’s logged over 1,100 minutes on the pitch.
Success is nothing new for Adams, who has won over 120 matches in 12 seasons. He led the school to the NCAA D2 tournament for the first time in 2011, and followed it up with another trip the following years.
Despite all that, the Nighthawks were picked just fourth in the preseason poll after going 12-5-1 and 7-3-1 in the league. Taliaferro is one of 18 returning players from that team.