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By Nathan Ham - [email protected]

Twilight League week 13 results

WEST JEFFERSON — The regular season came to an end on Monday at Mountain Aire Golf Course with week 13 of the 2015 Twilight League.


Day’s Body Shop (-2) defeated W.J. Chevrolet (-3)

Scott Brothers (-1) defeated Cardinal Lanes (-3)

Mountain Aire defeated GE Aviation by forfeit

Furches Evergreens (2) defeated Peak Farms (-6)

Ashe County Builders (10) defeated Mt. Jefferson Motors (-10)

AEV (15) defeated Bureaucrats (2)

Week 13 Bye: Badger Funeral Home

Overall standings

1 Mt. Jefferson Motors: 8-4

2 Mountain Aire: 7-2-3

3 Bureaucrats: 7-3-2

4 Scott Brothers: 7-5

5 Day’s Body Shop: 6-5-1

6 Badger Funeral Home: 6-5-1

7 AEV: 6-6

8 Ashe County Builders: 5-6-1

9 Furches Evergreens: 5-6-1

10 W.J. Chevrolet: 5-7

11 Cardinal Lanes: 4-8

12 Peak Farms: 4-8

13 GE Aviation: 3-8-1

Week 1 playoff matchups

Scott Brothers vs. GE Aviation

Day’s Body Shop vs. Peak Farms

Badger Funeral Home vs. Cardinal Lanes

Ashe County Builders vs. Furches Evergreens

AEV vs. W.J. Chevrolet

Playoff byes: Mt. Jefferson Motors, Mountain Aire and Bureaucrats

ASU women’s soccer picked sixth in preseason poll

BOONE — Leading up to its second season in the Sun Belt Conference, Appalachian State University women’s soccer has been picked to finish sixth by the league’s coaches, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Two-time defending Sun Belt champion South Alabama was picked as the preseason favorite to win the Sun Belt crown. The Jaguars claimed eight first-place votes with a total of 98 points.

Troy was tabbed to finish second with a total of 85 points. Texas State received one first-place vote and was picked third with a total of 75 points. Longtime rival Georgia Southern rounded out the top four with 68 points.

Georgia State narrowly edged Appalachian for the number five spot with 56 points to Appalachian’s 55 points. UL Lafayette checks in at number seven with 51 points and one first-place vote.

Rounding out the poll was Little Rock (32 points), Arkansas State (16 points), UL Monroe (14 points).

South Alabama’s sophomore forward Charde Hannah was selected as the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while the Jaguars senior defender Nini Rabsatt-Smith was tabbed as the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

At the conclusion of the regular season, the top eight teams will earn a spot to the 2015 Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Championship, hosted by Georgia State, Nov. 5-9.

Appalachian State kicks off the regular season at home against UNCW on Aug. 21.

Sun Belt Preseason All-Conference Team

Melinda Lukas (Georgia Southern, Junior, Forward, Exercise Science)

Yazmin Montoya (UL Lafayette, Junior, Forward, Kinesiology)

Charde Hannah (South Alabama, Sophomore, Forward, Business)

Nora El-Shami (Georgia Southern, Senior, Midfielder, Recreation Management)

Jasmine Fahrnbauer (Troy, Senior, Midfielder, Human Services)

Alissa Jones (Troy, Senior, Midfielder, Psychology)

Sophie Haywood (South Alabama, Sophomore, Midfielder, Exercise Science)

Steffi Hardy (South Alabama, Sophomore, Defender, Undecided)

Nini Rabsatt-Smith (South Alabama, Senior, Defender, Exercise Science)

Payton Donley (Troy, Senior, Defender, Athletic Training/Physical Therapy)

Mikki Lewis (Troy, Sophomore, Goalkeeper, Psychology)

SBC Preseason Offensive Student-Athlete of the Year

Charde Hannah (South Alabama, Sophomore, Forward, Business)

SBC Preseason Defensive Student-Athlete of the Year

Nini Rabsatt-Smith (South Alabama, Senior, Defender, Exercise Science)

2015 Sun Belt Conference Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll (first-place votes in parentheses)

1. South Alabama (8) – 98 pts

2. Troy – 85 pts

3. Texas State (1) – 75 pts

4. Georgia Southern – 68 pts

5. Georgia State – 56 pts

6. Appalachian State – 55 pts

7. UL Lafayette (1) – 51 pts

8. Little Rock – 32 pts

9. Arkansas State – 16 pts

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By Nathan Ham

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