MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Defense has been the calling card of the Georgia College & State University soccer team this season, allowing just two goals over their eight games. These numbers translate well on the national stage as well, as the Bobcats have found favorable placement in the NCAA Division II Statistics.
The team goals-against average (GAA) of .243 puts the Bobcats fourth in the nation. Georgia College has posted six shutouts in their eight games, an impressive shutout percentage of .750 at the No. 5 slot. A team save percentage of .913 has also earned a No. 6 ranking, while the win percentage of .813 stands 24th.
Sophomore goalkeeper Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) is cementing her spot as one of the top players in the nation, listed eighth in both GAA (.275) and save percentage (.905).
This year the Bobcats have gotten defensive, allowing a 20-2 goal disparity and a 144-48 shot differential. The six shutouts this season are just three off the school record, set in last season's breakout year.
The Bobcats are back in action today, hosting Lander University at 7 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.