by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University soccer team (3-3-1) outlasted the University of West Georgia (2-5) tonight (Sept. 18) 3-2 in a double-overtime battle.
Georgia College's first goal of the night came from the foot of senior Kara Teresi (Tampa, Fla.), breaking the Bobcat's scoreless streak with assistance from junior midfielder Ally Treat (Fayetteville, Ga.). Megan McAlpin (Newnan, Ga.) found a pass from Amanda Veillon (Lilburn, Ga.) to net the second goal of the night, giving the ‘Cats a 2-0 lead.
The Bobcats were up 2-0 during the early going but the Wolves clawed their way back tying things up and sending the contest into overtime. During the second overtime, Anna Wierzbicki (Newnan, Ga.) and McAlpin assisted Teresi in scoring the winning goal for the Bobcats. The goal was the second of the night and of the season for Teresi.
"This match was a real test of out character," said head coach Juan Pablo Favero. "To give up a 2-0 lead and miss two penalty kicks and still pull out a win makes this a great character game for us."
The win gave Favero 100 in his career as a women's coach, spending time at Missouri Baptist University and Newberry College before coming to Georgia College a year ago. He now stands at 100-70-24 in his 11 seasons as a women's coach.
In the net for Georgia College, Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) collected six saves and allowed one goal. The Bobcats outs shot the Wolves 24-17, including 7-2 in both overtimes. The ‘Cats also won the battle in the corners 7-2.
The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, Sept. 20 as they host Barry University at 1 p.m.