September 23, 2009

Bobcats Blow Away Hurricanes, 2-0

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AMERICUS, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University soccer team (5-3-1, 1-0 PBC) extended its win streak to three and started the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) season with a victory all in one fell swoop, a 2-0 win tonight (Sept. 23) at Georgia Southwestern State University (3-4, 0-1 PBC).

The Bobcats dominated the contest defensively, allowing just one Hurricane shot while taking 23.

After a scoreless first half, both goals came in a flurry. Senior Daria Owen (Snellville, Ga.) netted her second of the year just over six minutes into the second half. Both of Owen's goals this season have been game-winners. Owen took a pass from junior Ally Treat (Fayetteville, Ga.) and blasted a 35-foot shot to break the scoreless tie.

Just 3:22 later, freshman Anna Wierzbicki (Newnan, Ga.) netted her first career goal, off an assist from Newnan High teammate Megan McAlpin (Newnan, Ga.). The Bobcats are now 11-0 in McAlpin's career when she notches a goal or an assist.

Junior Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) made the lone save in the win, coming with 8:36 left in the first half. For the final 53:36, the staunch defensive line led by senior Morgan Cobb (Cataula, Ga.), sophomore Tawny Moffat (Peachtree City, Ga.) and freshman Becky Knoll (Elk Grove, Ill.) failed to allow a shot. Cobb, Moffat and Knoll all recorded over 70 minutes on the defensive line tonight.

The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. taking on the University of Tampa (3-4-1) at a tournament in Savannah, Ga.

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