GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The first goal of freshman Kessler Matheson's (Martinez, Ga.) young career powered the Georgia College soccer team (1-1) to its first win of the 2011 season, a 1-0 blanking of Southern Indiana University (0-1-1).
The Georgia College offense came to play Sunday at the Tusculum Kickoff Tournament, as they out-shot the Eagles in the first half 12-3. Despite the domination in the category, the teams went into the half tied 0-0.
With 15:05 left on the second-half clock, Matheson took a pass from sophomore Brittaney Borror (Evans, Ga.) and beat the keeper in a one-on-one situation.
Rookie Annie Stephens (Fayetteville, Ga.) made five saves in her first career shutout. Eagle keeper Stephanie Bodamer was peppered with 13 chances in the loss, saving all but one. GC took the shots advantage 17-9, also winning the corners battle 10-2.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m., hosting the Bobcat Shootout. Tusculum College battles Nova Southeastern University at 5 p.m., with the Bobcats squaring off against Wingate University immediately following.
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