Cobb and Plunkett Garner Weekly PBC Defensive Awards

by Kyle Collins, sports information student assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 20 Georgia College & State University women's soccer team brought home two Peach Belt Conference (PBC) awards yesterday (Oct. 21). Midfield defensive specialist Morgan Cobb (Cataula, Ga.) was Defender of the Week while Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) brought home Goalkeeper of the Week.

The Georgia College defense has proved its toughness throughout the season. Plunkett leads the PBC with nine total shutouts and a save percentage of .896. In addition to her save percentage, her goals-against average is in the top-10 nationally restricting opponents to 0.38 GAA.

Cobb adds to the defensive line of the Bobcats which has held opponents to only six goals this year. Also the 2007 All-Region selection, Cobb leads Georgia College in minutes played.

Both are multiple award winners in their respective PBC defensive categories. This week's nod gives Plunkett her fourth and Cobb her second on the season. Ally Treat (Fayetteville, Ga.) and Kara Teresi (Tampa, Fla.) have also won the Defensive Player of the Week award early this fall

The Bobcats continue to move up the regional and national rankings as they are 10-1-3 and 3-1-1 in the PBC. Their conference mark places them third overall behind UNC Pembroke and Columbus State University.

Led by Cobb and Plunkett, the Bobcats look to pad their defensive stats in the final home game of the season, Senior Day, against Clayton State University tonight, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

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.