MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College soccer team (2-0-1) remained undefeated on the young season, tying Sunshine State Conference (SSC) power Florida Southern (0-1-1) 1-1 Friday night at Bobcat Field.
As part of the 2015 Bobcat Shootout tournament, the Bobcats followed Barry University's 3-1 victory over Armstrong State University.
Georgia College struck first in the 39th minute, as senior Ally Barys (Ladera Ranch, California) finished off a corner kick from Ragnheidur Bjarnadottir (Gardabaer, Iceland). Barys headed in the beautiful free kick from the freshman for the senior's second goal of the season.
After trailing 1-0 at the half, FSC finally got the equalizer in the 83rd minute, as Gianna Conte scored on an attempt into the low right side. Izzy Loyd provided the feed.
The Mocs picked up the heat late, as freshman Ashlee Graham (Decatur) made nine of her 11 stops after halftime. Graham made five total stops in the overtime frames, including multiple diving efforts, and one where she dove, punched the ball skyward, and caught it to complete the save while laying prone on her back just shy of the goal line. The 11 saves are the most in Graham's young career.
Georgia College maintains an undefeated record into match three of the season for the first time since 2008. That year, the Bobcats started the season 3-0-1 and eventually advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m., playing host to No. 10 Barry University.
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