October 12, 2011

Freshman Knott Helps Bobcats Claw Past Braves, 1-0

by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant

PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Georgia College women's soccer team (4-9-0, 3-3-0 PBC) snuck past UNC Pembroke (8-4-1, 3-4 PBC) in a crucial Peach Belt Conference (PBC) matchup Wednesday afternoon at Varsity Grounds in Pembroke, N.C. Freshman midfielder Lindsey Knott (Macon, Ga.) used the cross bar to her advantage, ricocheting home the game's lone goal to give GC the 1-0 victory. 

Knott put the Bobcats up in the 59th minute and they never looked back, as freshman goalkeeper Annie Stephens (Fayetteville, Ga.) played all 90 minutes en route to her second victory between the pipes. 

Stephens stopped all five shots the Braves put on goal, posting her second shutout of the season. 

Georgia College applied great pressure on the UNC Pembroke defense, rallying off 20 shots with 13 of those coming on goal. The Braves managed 13 shots, but only five were on target. 

Outside of Knott's three shots on goal, sophomore Brittaney Borror (Evans, Ga.) managed a pair of shots on goal with Alex Knight (Loganville, Ga.), Haley O'Hayer (Savannah, Ga.), Karen Bonilla (Manassas, Ga.) and Abby Dalton (Macon, Ga.) adding one apiece. 

The win couldn't have come at a better time, as the Bobcats now own a 3-3 record in the PBC which is good for sole possession of fifth place. 

GC now begins their final five game stretch, including four games in the conference. Of the four, three come at home where the 'Cats are 1-1 in PBC play.  

Georgia College begins that stretch against a difficult North Georgia squad (10-1-0, 5-1-0 PBC) that suffered their first loss of the season Wednesday night. The teams will meet Saturday, Oct. 15 beginning at 3 p.m. from Bobcat Field in Milledgeville, Ga. 

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