MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – A second-half goal by senior Ally Treat (Fayetteville, Ga.) was enough to give the Georgia College & State University soccer team (2-2) a 1-0 upset victory over No. 13 Florida Tech (3-1) in day two of the Second Annual Bobcat Shootout.
In the first half, the Panthers of Florida Tech dominated possession, keeping the ball on the Bobcats' side of the field. Florida Tech outshot Georgia College 17-4 in the first 45 minutes of play.
Five and half minutes into the second frame, Treat netted her first goal of her senior season off a 1-2 combo assist from Anna Wierzbicki (Newnan, Ga.) and Katie Taylor (Sharpsburg, Ga.) corner kick. The double assist gave Wierzbicki and Taylor each their first assists of the 2010 season. Wierzbicki hit Taylor off the corner on a short kick. Taylor wheeled and fired a pass to the center of the goal box finding Treat as she ran through the ball, knocking it into the net.
After the goal, the Bobcats maintained defensive pressure on the Panthers and cut down their opponent's shots by nearly half from the first period. The ball was back and forth for the majority of the second half until the waning minutes when the Panthers missed on a few opportunities.
With :40 left on the clock, Carly Hunt of Florida Tech put up a hooking shot from the right side, but Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) was there to snag a diving save. The senior goalie finished the game with six saves, giving her 16 on the season and a 1.07 GAA (goals against average).
The final game of the four-match tournament was a physical 2-2 tie between Harding University and Anderson University. Harding added a late second-half goal to tie the game, and the 2-2 score held through a pair of overtimes.
With the conclusion of the tournament, the 2010 All-Tournament Team also was announced. The Bobcats went 2-0, thusly getting five selections, while the remaining three teams get two nods each.
Florida Tech: Forward Casey Laderman, and defender Paula Lillsjo
Harding: Forward Adriana Lucar, and forward Paola Eusse
Anderson: Defender Hayden Uldrick, and forward Krystal Goss
George College returns to action in the 2010 Little Feet Invitational at home against Barry University (1-2) Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. The Buccaneers play Palm Beach Atlantic Monday, Sept. 13 before coming to Millegeville.
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