“We’re very excited about the level of DI competition we lined up,” Coach Wood said of the opponents. “We’re looking to get our name out across the Southeast and hopefully turn some heads while we’re doing it.” (note: all game times are local)
The fall slate begins Sunday, Sept. 15, with an exhibition doubleheader at NCAA DI Georgia State in Atlanta. The Lady Panthers, who just joined the Sun Belt Conference, will battle the Lady Chargers at noon at the Bob Heck Softball Complex in Panthersville. Then they follow with an exhibition match against NJCAA member and perennial top-25 team Chipola College (FL). The Lady Indians game is tentatively slated at 2PM.
The following Saturday, Sept. 21, the Lady Chargers will travel to Cookeville, Tenn., to face NCAA DI member Tennessee Tech of the Ohio Valley Conference. The Lady Eagles will host GHC in an exhibition doubleheader beginning at 2PM.
Saturday, Sept. 28, the Lady Chargers will host their only home date of the fall with an intrasquad doubleheader scrimmage. The Blue and Orange Game will also double as the Open House for the facilities. Season ticket-holders and anyone 18 and under will have free admission, and there will also be a raffle for prizes.
The next week sees the team travelling to two different institutions. The first stop will be in Dahlonega on Thursday, Oct. 3, to take on NCAA DII foe the University of North Georgia. The Lady Chargers will play two exhibition games against their Peach Belt Conference opponents starting at 5PM. Saturday, Oct. 5, they will travel down Highway 20 to Waleska to battle NAIA’s Reinhardt University in a breast cancer awareness game.
GHC will continue its cancer-fighting tour the following Saturday, October 12, in a fundraising tournament at Lee University, an NCAA DII Gulf South Conference member. The times and opponents for that tournament are to be announced.
The Lady Chargers will cap off their fall season with an exhibition doubleheader in Gainesville, Fla., against SEC powerhouse the University of Florida. The Lady Gators will play host at 1PM and 3PM.