October 20, 2012

Two Late Goals Lift Bobcats to 3-2 Victory at Montevallo

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The Georgia College women's soccer team (8-7-1, 3-5-1 PBC) headed to the University of Montevallo (6-7-2, 3-5-1 PBC) needing a win to keep playoff hopes strong. Taking advantage of two scores in the last 10 minutes, a win is exactly what the Bobcats got, 3-2 over the Falcons.

Montevallo scored early as Brittany Woodhouse put them in the lead just 14 minutes into the game. Senior Haley O'Hayer (Savannah, Ga.) would get the equalizer at the 26 minute mark, her fifth goal of the season giving the Bobcats a tie heading into the half.

The Falcons would score first after halftime, with a goal six minutes into the second half. The score would remain 2-1 Falcons for the majority of the second half, until senior Olivia Holden (Fishers, Ind.) put an Ashley Veilleux (Monroe, Ga.) pass in the back of the net with 81:16 on the clock. The goal was Holden's first of the season to go with four assists.

The Bobcats would avoid overtime with sophomore Rebekah Autry (Winder, Ga.) scoring roughly a minute later, 82:23 into the contest. Both of the second-half goals came on corner kicks, set up by Veilleux, who recorded a pair of assists on the day.

Sophomore Taylor Cornelius (Dacula, Ga.) entered in the second half to pick up the victory, making two stops. Montevallo's Taylor Kerr had five saves in the loss.

The Bobcats would keep the lead and secure their eighth win of the season in a crucial conference game. With the win, they move into No. 8 in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) standings, the final playoff spot. The Bobcats will return home for their final two games of the season, starting with Georgia Southwestern State University Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.

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