by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Featuring a second half full of action, the Georgia College & State University soccer team (0-2) fell 3-0 to Lynn University (1-0) in day two of the Little Feet South Florida
The score was tied at zero going into the second half, but the Fighting Knights scored three goals in the second frame to get the victory over the Bobcats.
“The girls played with a lot of heart today,” said head coach Hope Clark. “The score wasn’t reflective of the play, and it was unfortunate to lose our goalkeeper to a red card. We went down swinging today and I’m proud of what the team accomplished. It’s still very early in the season and we will keep improving.”
Freshman Alex Knight (Loganville, Ga.) led the team with two shots on goal as classmate Katie Taylor (Sharpsburg, Ga.) and junior Karen Bonilla (Manassas, Va.) each fired off a shot on goal.
Senior goalie Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) had five saves and allowed one goal in 73 minutes of action. Plunkett received a red card late in the second half and redshirt-freshman Taylor Mulryan (Cumming, Ga.) finished the game for the Bobcats. Mulryan allowed two goals and recorded as many saves.
The Bobcats led in corner kicks 7-2, but were out-shot 15-14.
Lynn’s Jamie Locke netted two goals and Kayle Clay scored the last goal of the contest. Stevie Jones and Melissa Ortiz each had an assist for the Fighting Knights. Kelsey Butler recorded the four-save shutout.
Georgia College returns to action at home Friday Sept. 10 against Anderson University at 8 p.m. in the 2010 Bobcat Shootout.
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