October 19, 2011

Bobcats Take #18 Armstrong to the Limit in Loss, 1-0

By Brian DeCandia, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College soccer squad (4-11, 3-5 PBC) fell on "Think Pink" Night to Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foe No. 18 Armstrong (11-2-1, 8-0 PBC), 1-0 Wednesday at Bobcat Field.

Freshmen Annie Stephens (Fayetteville, Ga.) and Taylor Cornelius (Dacula, Ga.) split the time between the pipes as they have done the majority of this season. Stephens played a sound first half but caught an unlucky break with 14 seconds left in the frame, as Jordan Otto came away with the loose ball in the box and put it home. Cornelius shut out the Pirates in the second half saving four shots.

The second half is when opportunity struck for the Bobcats. Cornelius kept GC in the game with a thrilling break-away save on Armstrong's forward Brianne Matarazzo. With 4:50 left, freshman Ashley Veilleux (Monroe, Ga.) struck a ball from 35 yards that ricocheted off of the crossbar, post, the goalie and then trickled out of play. This would be the last great scoring chance for the Bobcats as the Pirates took control and dribbled the clock out.

Senior Erica Padula led the Bobcats in shots on goal with two. Brittaney Borror (Evans, Ga.), Taylor Yee (Johns Creek, Ga.), Karen Bonilla (Manassas, Va.), Veilleux and Kessler Matheson (Martinez, Ga.) all had one shot a piece. The 'Cats had seven total saves on the evening. GC managed two corner kicks and were out shot by the Pirates 15 to nine.

The Bobcats continue their homestand Sunday Oct. 23, hosting the Rollins College Tars, set for a noon kickoff.

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