GC Soccer Strikes Fast to Beat Young Harris 1-0

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Georgia College women's soccer team (5-5-1, 2-3-1 PBC) picked up its fifth win and second in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play Wednesday at Young Harris College (3-7, 0-5 PBC) 1-0.

The Bobcats wasted no time in putting the ball into the back of the net, off the foot of Kacey McInerney (Alpharetta, Ga.), her first goal of the season. The goal came 1:04 minutes into the match and was the only one of the day between the two teams.

The defense for Georgia College was spectacular, allowing just three shots on goal for the match. Annie Stephens (Fayetteville, Ga.) played all 90 minutes for the Bobcats and ended the match with three saves. It was the first shutout of the season for Stephens and the sixth of her career.

Georgia College out-shot Young Harris 27-11, with 14 on target. Leading the way for the Bobcats was Liz Franco (Alpharetta, Ga.), who had six shots and four on goal. Following Franco was Ally Barys (Ladera Ranch, Calif.) and Rebekah Autry (Winder, Ga.) with four.

Splitting duties in goal for Young Harris was Taylor Erickson and Yustin Nambo; Erickson played 36:05 and Nambo with 53:55. Candace Edwards led the way for the Mountain Lions with four shots.

The win gives the Bobcats seven points in the PBC Standings, good for seventh place. The top eight teams advance to the PBC Tournament in November.

Be sure to catch GC Soccer back in action Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. at UNC Pembroke (5-5, 3-3 PBC). UNCP most recently lost to Lander University today 2-0.    

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