The national Association of Intercollegiate Athletics billed this week’s match-up between the No. 1 Lady Flames of Lee University and the No. 17 Golden Tigers from Brenau as the women’s soccer “Game of the Week” because of its implications for post-season play, conference standings and national rankings. The Tigers’ final home game of the 2012 season starts at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex in Gainesville. And it is the first game in which the Tigers have been ranked nationally.
Lee, 13-1-1 overall, has not lost yet in conference play. With a win Saturday, the Tigers (12-3 overall and 8-2 in the conference) definitely improve their national standings and significantly tighten things in the Southern States Athletics Conference. The Brenau team currently is tied for third with No. 5-in-the-nation William Carey (13-3-1, 8-2). No. 4 Mobile (13-3-1, 9-1) is in second place in the SSAC. Both those teams have beaten Brenau, but both have lost to Lee. Brenau’s third loss was to non-conference opponent Young Harris.
So, come out Saturday and support the Tigers. Click to go to the Tigers soccer website and get more information about Saturday’s game.