Georgia College Soccer Drains Lakers 4-1
by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College soccer team (7-3, 4-0 PBC) won their fifth-straight game beating Peach Belt Conference (PBC) opponent Clayton State University (3-7, 1-5 PBC) 4-1. The win streak includes two shutouts, four conference wins and they have outscored their opponents 15-3 in that stretch.
GC struck early scoring at the 16:10 mark on a goal by junior Megan McAlpin (Newnan, Ga.). McAlpin was assisted by freshman Brittaney Borror (Evans, Ga.). The goal was the second on the season by McAlpin and the fifth assist by Borror, who leads the team with 13 points. The Bobcats are now 16-0-1 in the last three seasons when the junior McAlpin records a point.
With nearly three minutes before the end of the first half, the 'Cats attacked again when freshman Taylor Yee (Alpharetta, Ga.) scored her third goal of the season. Yee is third on the squad with eight points.
Georgia College made it 3-0 when Borror scored her fourth goal of the season, just seven minutes into the second frame from about 25 yards out. Borror now has goals in the last four games.
The Lakers' Cherie Sayon netted a goal for Clayton State to make it 3-1 as the ball slipped just out of the outstretched hands of Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) and into the top of the goal.
Freshman Alex Knight (Loganville, Ga.) recorded her first assist as she connected with classmate Katie Taylor (Sharpsburg, Ga.) on a goal from nearly 35 yards out. Taylor is second on the team with 12 points with five goals and two assists. GC is 5-0 on the season when Taylor records a point.
Plunkett had four saves compared to Clayton State's Stefania Cola's 13. The senior Plunkett has a 1.08 GAA, a .827 save percentage and 43 saves on the season.
Georgia College outshot the Lakers 36-17 as well as 12-5 on corner kicks.
The Bobcats travel to face PBC foe North Georgia (10-1, 4-0 PBC) Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.
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