MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The game-ending strike came just 47 seconds into overtime, and while it didn't go for a Georgia College (1-2) win, Bobcat fans were treated to a high-octane overtime contest Friday night, as GC fell 1-0 to Nova Southeastern University (1-0) in day one of the Bobcat Shootout.
Malin Broberg broke through the defense off a great pass from Melissa Madden and hit the lower-left side of the net for the game-winner, just 47 seconds into the overtime period.
The shot spoiled an amazing effort by goalkeeper Annie Stephens (Fayetteville, Ga.) and her defensive line, as the sophomore made five saves including a pair of game-saving diving efforts late in the second half to preserve overtime. Her counterpart, Amanda Kople added five saves of her own in the shutout.
Georgia College out-shot Nova 20-13, but the only shot of overtime was the only shot the Sharks would need. Of the 20 shots, Ashley Veilleux (Monroe, Ga.) and Abby Dalton (Macon, Ga.) led the way with six and five, respectively.
The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m., taking on No. 8 Saint Leo University (1-2). The game follows Nova taking on Tusculum College (3-1) at 10 a.m.
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