MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Taking on their second nationally-ranked opponent in as many matches, the Georgia College soccer team (4-5, 1-3 PBC) fell 3-1 to No. 17 Columbus State University (6-3, 3-0 PBC) Thursday night at Bobcat Field.
The Cougars got the scoring started in the 32nd minute, when Jackie Hellett found Mandy Janowitz on the run for her third goal of the season.
The Bobcats wasted little time getting the equalizer, as a little over six minutes later, sophomore Jordan Harman (Suwanee, Ga.) surprised the defense with a long-distance bomb that found the back of the net. The assist went to Kacey McInerney (Alpharetta, Ga.), as Harman notched the first goal of her career.
The teams reached the halftime buzzer tied 1-1, despite the Bobcats getting out-shot 15-3.
It took until the 76th minute, but Taylor Marks provided the game-winner, her second of the season, and the second assist of the ballgame for Hellett. Nicole Corcione pushed it further out of reach with another goal in the 83rd minute, her third of the season, with an assist for Jessica Sauer.
Meosha Hatcher made four saves in the victory, while junior Annie Stephens (Fayetteville, Ga.) picked up her first start of the season and made six stops in nine tries.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., traveling to Clayton State University.
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