by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A three-game win streak for the Georgia College & State University soccer team (5-4-1) came to hard-fought close today (Sept. 27) against 2007 National Champion University of Tampa (4-5-1) in a 1-0 loss at Armstrong Atlantic State University's AT&T Field.
The Spartans scored early in the first period during the 14th minute. Samantha Kay netted the only goal of the game after a Tampa corner kick at the end of the 13th minute taken by Megan Tobin. The goal was Kay's first of the season, and Tobin claimed the assist.
The Bobcat defense was busy today as the Spartans out-shot the Bobcats 17-7. Tampa also won the battle in the corners with five kicks to the ‘Cats' three.
In net for Tampa, Saige Steinmetz snagged two saves for the contest while Georgia College's Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) grabbed four allowing one goal.
The Bobcats are back in action, Wednesday, Sept. 30 as they travel to Lander University (5-1-1) for GCSU's second conference match-up of the season, kicking off at 4:30 p.m. The Bearcats own a 1-1 mark in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, while the Bobcats are undefeated at 1-0.
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