MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 19 Georgia College & State University soccer team was the top squad in the nation for save percentage in the most recent national statistics released Nov. 2, adding plenty of other defensive rankings.
The .913 saves percentage earned the top slot in all of Division II. Just six goals had gotten in on the Bobcat defense, compared to 63 saves. Adelphi College was second with a .903 percentage. The team GAA stood at 0.335, good for fourth in the nation. The team shutout percentage was .706, recording 12 over 17 games. At 12-1-4 going into the postseason, Georgia College had the 17th best WLT Percentage (.824).
Bobcat sophomore goalkeeper Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) owned the second-best saves percentage in all of Division II at .922, just .018 behind Metro State University's Becca Maloney. Plunkett was fifth in GAA, coming in at 0.310.
The Bobcats were No. 4 in the most recent NCAA Region Poll, and will await the announcement of the NCAA Tournament field Monday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Georgia College prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats.