September 20, 2009

Colcord’s Thriller Helps Bobcats Take Second OT Win in a Row

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Freshman Jamie Colcord (Marietta, Ga.) slammed the rebound from a penalty kick past the goalkeeper just 3:25 into overtime, giving Georgia College & State University soccer (4-3-1) a 2-1 win over Barry University (2-5) today at the Old Capitol Soccer League Complex.

Senior forward Jamie Nevin (Grovetown, Ga.) was fouled in the box, creating the penalty kick opportunity. While Barry netminder Sami Cromrartie did make the diving stop on the Nevin try, her 10th save of the game, it would prove to be her last as Colcord found the rebound and blasted it over the prone ‘keeper for the first goal of Colcord's career.

The teams each got one goal in regulation, both coming in the first half. The Buccaneers struck first, getting the second goal of the season from Sarah Wolfer. Brianni Lorenzo found her on a breakaway, and Wolfer netted the first strike of the game from the right side in the 17th minute.

Just six minutes later, senior Lyric Burnett (Douglasville, Ga.) knotted it up on a beautiful play, as passes from former Newnan High School teammates Megan McAlpin (Newnan, Ga.) and Anna Wierzbicki (Newnan, Ga.) worked the ball from the left through the middle of the Barry defense and found the foot of Burnett on the right side for her first goal of the season.

Junior Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) spent the full game in net for the first time this season, recovering from an illness, and made four stops in five tries.

Nevin's assist was her first of the season, extending her lead as the all-time assists leader for the Bobcats at 13. Burnett's goal was the 12th in her career, tying Meredith Moran (2004-05) for third all-time. Burnett also has 29 points in her career, taking third in school history by passing Moran and Britni Emerson (2004-07). The win was also the 50th in the six-year history of Georgia College women's soccer.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m., traveling to Georgia Southwestern State University (3-3) for GCSU's Peach Belt Conference (PBC) opener.

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