by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – On "Senior Day" for Georgia College soccer (7-4-1, 4-1-1 PBC) fans saw an exciting game against Flagler College (5-6-2, 2-3-1 PBC) that went into double overtime as neither team was able to net a goal, a 0-0 draw.
Goalkeeper Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) was phenomenal in the nets tonight as she recorded four huge saves in 110 minutes of play. Plunkett made a great stop late in second quarter as Flager's Lindsay Zullo had a great opportunity with less than four minutes to get a goal. The senior goalie also snagged saves in both overtime periods that would have won the game for the Saints.
Plunkett has 19 career shutouts and is now sixth in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) all-time. She moved ahead of Haley Epsteen of the University of North Florida (2001-04) who has 18 career shutouts.
Zullo led the Saints with four shots, two of which were on goal. Cristina Coca had seven saves in the game.
The Bobcats outshot the Saints 21-14 and won 7-4 on corner kicks.
Tonight was "Senior Night" for six Georgia College players. Midfielder Kelli McLane (Lawrenceville, Ga.), forward Jessica Newland (Hiram, Ga.), forward Kayla Emerson (Fayetteville, Ga.), defender Jessica Binkowski (Cumming, Ga.), defensive-mid Ally Treat (Fayetteville, Ga.) and All-American goalie Plunkett were all recognized before the game.
Up next GC travels to face Peach Belt foe UNC Pembroke Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.
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