EVANS, Ga. – The No. 4-seed Georgia College women's soccer team (10-8-2) saw its season come to a close in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Semifinals Friday morning, a 3-0 defeat to No. 1-seed Columbus State University (17-2-1) at Blanchard Woods Park.
"I'm proud of the team for getting to this point," said head coach Hope Clark. "For our program it's all about consistency, and to get here two times in the last three years is awesome."
The Bobcats ran into a buzzsaw in the national No. 6 Cougars, with the Bobcat defense holding up under the onslaught.
CSU out-shot the Bobcats 26-4 overall with a 15-1 advantage in shots on goal.
Taylor Marks scored the first goal of the contest in the 10th minute, making good on a pass from PBC Player of the Year Nicole Corcione. That goal held up to halftime.
Chelsea Person doubled the advantage just 39 seconds into the second half, and Shelby Rolling took a corner from Person in the 54th minute to create the 3-0 final score.
The Bobcats took four shots, three coming from Sol Baldassini (Miami, Florida) who also had the lone shot on goal.
The loss brings a close to the 2015 season for Bobcat soccer, setting a school record with seven PBC wins. Graham, Allyease Schwartz and Ragnheidur Bjarnadottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) all earned All-PBC honors, with Ally Barys (Ladera Ranch, California) taking home the Elite 15 award. The Bobcats surpassed 10 wins for the sixth time in program history.
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