Bobcats Spooked to 1-1 Tie Against Falcons

Bobcats Spooked to 1-1 Tie Against Falcons

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by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College &State University soccer team (9-5-5, 5-1-4 PBC) picked up its fifthtie of the season this afternoon (Oct. 31) in a 1-1 double overtimedraw against the University of Montevallo. Today was also SeniorDay at Bobcat Field as Georgia College recognized seven graduatingseniors.

The tie gives Georgia College 19 points in the Peach BeltConference (PBC) standings, good for a three-way tie for thirdplace, matching the highest finish in program history.

After a scoreless first half, Georgia College came out of thegate on all cylinders when senior Daria Owen (Snellville,Ga.) hooked up with Megan McAplin(Newnan, Ga.) for a quick drop pass. The sophomore tappedit over to senior Jamie Nevin (Grovetown,Ga.) who found the far corner of the net, giving theBobcats the 1-0 advantage in the 54th minute. The goalwas Nevin's third this season, Owen's second assist and McAlpin'ssixth.

However, the Falcons kept working the ball into Bobcatterritory. During the 66th minute, Georgia College waswhistled for a handball when a Montevallo ball accidentally grazeda Bobcat defender in the box. UM's Kristin Rosato took the penaltykick sending it past the diving Bobcat goalkeeper Mary Rob Plunkett(Augusta, Ga.) to knot things up at 1-1.

Both teams blanked in the overtimes that followed, despiteseveral good looks from both squads putting the pressure on thegoalkeepers. Plunkett and Falcon keeper Alyssa Maxwell both snaggedan impressive 10 saves a piece over the 110 minutes played.

The Bobcats have yet lose in overtime play this season as todaymarked their eighth overtime contest this season.

"Taking third in this league is an accomplishment consideringhow much better the teams are than last year," said head coach Juan PabloFavero. "It's not what we would have hoped but now weneed to focus on a tough opponent Tuesday."

Taking the number four seed in the conference playoffs, theBobcats will host North Georgia Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Bobcat Field fora 7 p.m. kick-off. 

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