MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College soccer squad (7-7-2, 5-4 PBC) got two second-half goals to outlast pesky University of Montevallo (2-11-2, 1-8 PBC) 2-0 Saturday at Bobcat Field.
The contest served as Senior Day for the Bobcat Soccer program, as prior to the match administration honored Ally Barys (Ladera Ranch, California), Lizzie Brenner (Cumming) and Jordan Harman (Suwanee). The team also honored its three male practice players in Trevor Mooney, Luke Siegmann and Anass Riberio.
The Bobcats dominated play from start to finish, owning a 12-1 lead in shot attempts at the half, despite the 0-0 score. Action picked up in the second half.
In the 82nd minute, junior Allyease Schwartz (Roswell) stole a ball in the midfield and sped past the back line of the Falcon defense. A left-footed cross later, and junior Haley Tidwell (Macon) fired a shot into the net for a 1-0 lead. The goal was Tidwell's second of the season.
Just over four minutes later, it was Tidwell that worked her way past the defense on the right side this time and uncorked a perfect cross. Maddie Stephen (Norcross) was making a run toward back post, but a Falcon defender cut in front, the ball deflecting off her thigh for an own goal and a 2-0 Bobcat lead.
The shot total ended up 23-1 in Georgia College's favor, with 10 of those Bobcat attempts on target.
The win improves Georgia College to 5-4 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, giving the team 15 points in the PBC Standings, good for a tie for fourth with four other teams.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. traveling to Georgia Southwestern State University.
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