MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Faced with its third nationally-ranked opponent in as many matches, the Georgia College soccer team (4-12) lost by a single goal to No. 11 Rollins College (11-1-2) 1-0 Sunday at Bobcat Field.
Georgia College battled the top defense in the country, the Tars posting a paltry 0.17 goals against average. The Bobcats were bit by a late first half goal, as Emma Jones took a rebound of Ashley Waplinger's shot and pounded the back of the net with just 6:37 left in the half.
The Bobcats picked up the intensity in the second half, but couldn't get the equalizer past Rollins' Michelle Dillingham.
Dillingham made four saves for the shutout, while Taylor Cornelius (Dacula, Ga.) and Annie Stephens (Fayetteville, Ga.) split time in net for the Bobcats. Cornelius made four first half saves in five tries, while Stephens stopped six in a shutout second half.
The Tars out-shot GC 32-10, including a 13-4 advantage in shots on goal.
The Bobcats have just two regular-season games left, both in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC), as Georgia College looks to hang on to the eighth and final conference playoff spot.
GC hosts USC Aiken Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. for Senior Day at Bobcat Field.
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