by Justin Peacock, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College soccer team (6-6-2, 4-4 PBC) fell at home in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play Saturday afternoon to Armstrong State University (8-3-2, 4-1-2 PBC).
In a physical match on Bobcat turf, featuring three total cards including a red on the Pirates' goalkeeper, the Bobcats dropped their second-to-last home match.
Looking at the stats sheet one can see how close and physical the match was on the cloudless, sunny fall day. Armstrong posted 10 shots on goal compared to Georgia College's nine, with an even number of corner kicks at four for both teams. The only difference, and the biggest one, is the one on the scoreboard with the Pirates scoring in the first five minutes into the second half of play.
Armstrong's Oliva DeJong scored the only goal of the match off an assist from Randi Schroedel in a scuffle play in the Georgia College box. The goal was DeJong's second of the year.
Junior Sol Baldassini (Miami, Florida) led the Bobcats in shots with two in the match. Goalkeeper Ashlee Graham (Decatur) had another strong game, adding to an impressive freshman resume with two saves on the day.
The Bobcats will be back on the pitch Monday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. on the road, taking on Christian Brothers College in a neutral site match at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton.
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