GC Soccer Fights Back to Defeat Catawba On the Road, 3-1

GC Soccer Fights Back to Defeat Catawba On the Road, 3-1

SALISBURY, N.C. – The Georgia College Soccer team (4-4, 2-2 PBC) overcame an early deficit with three second half goals to take down the Catawba College Indians (5-3) on the road Saturday afternoon.


In a very physical contest, the Bobcats managed to string together three goals after the Indians' 1-0 halftime lead.  The first Georgia College goal came from freshman Cassie Balzano (Douglasville, Georgia) in the 54th minute, earning her second career goal in unassisted fashion.


Senior Amanda Bartholomew (Peachtree City, Georgia) broke the tie in the 64th minute, tallying her seventh goal of the season on an unassisted strike from roughly 18 yards out.  Georgia College then added some insurance with another goal in the 84th minute from Sofia Lekas (Lizella, Georgia) who now has four goals for her 2017 campaign.  The Bobcats held onto the 3-1 lead and earned their fourth victory of the year.


Keeper Ashlee Graham (Decatur, Georgia) had another solid performance between the posts, limiting the Indians to just one goal while collecting three saves.


The win was the first in program history over Catawba, coming in the series' third meeting.


Georgia College is back at Bobcat Field when they host the Albany State University Golden Rams in a non-conference matchup Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.


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