Bearcat soccer tied for first in Peach Belt Conference preseason poll


    The Lander men’s soccer team tied for first as the 2017 Peach Belt Conference preseason coaches poll was announced Friday by the league office.

    The Bearcats, who received four first-place votes, tied with Young Harris, who also received four first-place votes, with 46 points overall. Francis Marion and North Georgia tied for third, followed by Flagler, Clayton State, USC Aiken and Georgia Southwestern.

    Lander claimed the PBC regular-season championship with an unblemished 9-0-0 record in PBC play and advanced to the Peach Belt Conference tournament championship match for the second consecutive year. The Bearcats finished the 2016 season with a 14-4-1 record. This year, 10 starters return, including seniors Sam Lofts and Jamie North and junior Jordan Skelton, who were selected to the preseason All-PBC team, juniors Richard Bryan and Michael Leach, who were named Second-Team All-PBC last season, and sophomore Dean Cowdroy, who was the league’s Freshman of the Year.

    The Bearcats open the regular season at home on Thursday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m. against Chowan.

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