by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate
INDIANAPOLIS - Not only is the Georgia College & State University soccer team (8-5-3, 4-1-2 PBC) among one of the elite defensive teams in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC), but they are one of the best in the Southeast Region and in all of Division II.
The Bobcats have a strong defense led by a defensive line of Morgan Cobb (Cataula, Ga.), Jessica Binkowski (Cumming, Ga.), Tawny Moffat (Peachtree City, Ga.) and goalkeeper Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.). The Georgia College defensive core is third in three different stats in the PBC. The Bobcats' .686 goals-against average (GAA), .467 shutout percentage and .853 save percentage are all behind PBC front-runner Columbus State University and Lander University.
Plunkett ranks second behind Columbus State's Kelly Nimmo in the conference in goals-against average (.476) and save percentage (.898)
In the Southeast Region, the ‘Cats are in the top-10 in GAA (sixth), shutout percentage (eighth) and save percentage (fourth). Plunkett ranks third in the region in GAA and save percentage.
Nationally, the Bobcats are in the top-50 in GAA, shutout percentage and save percentage. Georgia College is slotted 27th in save percentage, 28th in GAA and 47th in shutout percentage. Plunkett ranks 12th in save percentage and 14th in GAA.
The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow (Oct. 24) on GCSU Alumni Day against Columbus State at 4p.m.
The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU 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. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.