October 6, 2010

#8 Pirates Shipwrecked on Bobcat Island, 2-1

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College soccer team (6-3, 3-0 PBC) toppled its second nationally-ranked program in as many tries this season, handing No. 8 Armstrong Atlantic (7-1-2, 5-1 PBC) its first loss of the 2010 season 2-1 at Bobcat Field Wednesday. The biggest win in program history thus far came with all of the scoring in the first half.

The Bobcats started the scoring just over 12 minutes into the game, as freshman Brittaney Borror (Evans, Ga.) found the net for the third time this season, taking a pass from classmate Taylor Yee (Alpharetta, Ga.) for the score. The assist marks the second of the season for Yee.

AASU's Nadima Skeff took advantage of a brief defensive collapse at the 22 minute mark to score her fourth goal of the season after working her way around a prone goalkeeper on a broken play, knotting the game at 1-1.

Senior Kayla Emerson (Fayetteville, Ga.) provided the game-winner for the second-straight contest, scoring after wrestling the ball away from a Pirate defender about 40 yards out, then cracking a shot from deep on the left side.

After taking the lead with less than 10 minutes left in the half, the second half possession was largely dominated by AASU. Senior goalkeeper Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) made eight saves, five of which came in the second stanza. The 2009 All-American made numerous athletic and diving stops in the waning minutes of the second half to preserve the win. The Pirate netminder Tracey Mitchell made four saves in six tries in the loss.

AASU controlled shots by a 24-10 tally, including 13-3 in the second half. They also owned the corner battle at 9-4.

The victory over the No. 8 national squad was the highest-ranked opponent win for Georgia College, surpassing the win over No. 13 Florida Tech Sept. 12. The Bobcats are now 2-0 this season against ranked opponents. Borror now has goals in each of the last three contests.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m., hosting Clayton State University for "Youth Soccer Day" at Bobcat Field.

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