Bobcat Soccer Battles Bearcats to 0-0 Tie

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GREENWOOD, S.C. - In a tightly-contested, physical affair, the Georgia College & State University soccer team (5-4-2, 1-0-1 PBC) remained undefeated in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, tying 0-0 at Lander University (5-1-2, 1-1-1 PBC).

The Bobcats really stepped up play in the second half and beyond, out-shooting Lander 9-4, but neither team could get the game-winning strike.

Georgia College out-shot the Bearcats by a slim 15-12 margin, gaining a 4-3 advantage in corner kick opportunities.

Junior goalkeeper Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) put away three shots for her first shutout of the season, the fifth for the team. Plunkett now has 12 career shutouts, owning the school record by three. Lander's Chelsea Beetch made six saves in her shutout bid.

Bobcat senior Jamie Nevin (Grovetown, Ga.) fired in the most shots with four, aided by three from classmate Kara Teresi (Tampa, Fla.).

The tie gives the Bobcats four points in the PBC Standings, tying for fourth place with Lander.

Georgia College is back in action Saturday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., returning home to take on North Georgia (4-3-1, 1-2 PBC). The Saints most recently lost today at Clayton State University 3-2.

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