#21 Bobcat Soccer Nails the Railsplitters

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- The No. 21 Georgia College & State University (10-1-3) soccer team defeated the Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters (10-2-1) 2-1 today in chilly Harrogate, Tenn.

The Bobcats came out early, scoring just 1:49 into the first half with sophomore Kayla Emerson (Fayetteville, Ga.) and her fifth goal of the season. The goal was assisted by senior Hayley Farrell (Hampton, Ga.) who gave Emerson a perfect long pass to the right-front of the goal.

The Railsplitters out-shot the Bobcats two-fold (10 shots to five) in the first half but couldn't find the net to get it by Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.). She finished with six saves in the winning effort.

Georgia College strengthened their lead, and eventually the win, in the second half at 70:43 when junior Jeni Day (Marietta, Ga.) tacked on her fourth goal of the season. Day was set up from a deflected shot by Kelli McLane (Lawrenceville, Ga.) who gets her first assist of the season.

LMU tried to catch the Bobcats taking another six shots in the second half but only landed one in the net with 2:19 left in the game. LMU's Sarah Taylor cut the lead in half, but they could get it no closer. The win gives the Bobcats 10 victories for the second-straight season.

The Bobcats return to West Campus for their last home game of the season, Senior Day, against Clayton State University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats.