MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — The Georgia College Soccer team (8-1-1, 2-1-2 PBC) dominated the Albany State Rams (1-7, 0-0 SIAC) on the road in non-conference play Friday evening, securing their seventh shutout of the season in a 7-0 victory.
The Bobcats dominated possession of the ball from start to finish, peppering the Albany State goalie with 27 total shots in the game.
Freshman forward Alyssa Bergamini (West Suffield, Connecticut) opened the scoring for the Bobcats right before the halftime buzzer sounded, slotting the ball inside the right post off of a deep ball from the foot of Madi Diaz Granados (Apopka, Florida).
The momentum almost instantly carried into the second half, as Georgia College leading scorer Amanda Bartholomew (Peachtree City) collected a loose ball at the top of the box and fired it into the net for her eighth goal of the season.
Sophomore Cassie Balzano (Douglasville) was key in doubling the Bobcat lead with the next two goals. She slid around the keeper to score her first goal of 2018 and also set up teammate Brooke Adams (Kennesaw) to increase the margin to 4-0.
Bartholomew collected another goal and added a team-leading fourth assist by finding Anya Mancinelli (Atlanta) inside the box in the 73rd minute. Mancinelli is third on the team with three goals on the season.
Alexis Bergamini (West Suffield, Connecticut) put the nail in the coffin with her first goal of her Georgia College career. The freshman forward pushed into the opposing box and collected the rebound off of the Rams' keeper for a cool finish into the back of the net.
The seven goals match the season best from a year ago (7-0 vs. Converse College) and falls just one short of the school record of eight.
Georgia College Soccer returns to action Wednesday, Oct. 3 when they travel to North Greenville University for another non-conference matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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