Bergamini-Led Bobcats Top Clayton State, 4-0

Sophomore Alexis Bergamini
Sophomore Alexis Bergamini
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Soccer team (5-9-2, 4-5-1 PBC) put together a complete team game Monday at Clayton State University (7-6-1, 4-5-1 PBC), the Bobcats topping the Lakers 4-0.

The Bobcats became the Bergamini-cats in the first half, as twin sisters Alexis Bergamini and Alyssa Bergamini (West Suffield, Connecticut) attributed for the first three of the four goals.

Alexis Bergamini got the scoring started in the 22nd minute, taking a pass from Kia Jie Jacobs (Atlanta) on the right side, to the front of the box and finishing.

Just over 10 minutes later in the 33rd minute, Alexis Bergamini struck again, recovering a bounding ball from high in the air on the right side. The goals were her first two of the season.

Alyssa Bergamini got in on the action in the 41st minute, gathering a loose ball on the right side for another Bobcat finish just before halftime. Alyssa Bergamini now has four goals this season and eight in her career.

Junior Cassie Balzano (Douglasville) capped the scoring in the 71st minute, grabbing another attempt at a clear and finishing for her team-leading ninth goal of the season. Balzano now has 18 career goals, breaking the tie with Sofia Lekas (2018) and Jamie Nevin (2009) for sole possession of fourth in school history.

The Bobcat defense came to play as well Monday, allowing 13 shots, but just five on target. Senior Erin Ferris (Atlanta) joined juniors Kai Jeffries (Lawrenceville) and Kayla Ruiz (Milton) as well as Lydia Atkinson (Monroe) to help provide the shutout.

The freshmen duo of Kate Richardson (Marietta) and Haley Titus (Savannah) split time in net, with Richardson playing the first 70 minutes and grabbing two saves. Titus stopped three shots in her 20 minutes of work.

The win puts GC at 4-5-1 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, good for 13 points. That point total puts the Bobcats in a tie for sixth with the Lakers. The Bobcats have one match left on their schedule, and could maintain the sixth slot or fall as low as tenth. The top eight teams advance to the PBC Tournament starting Nov. 12.

The Bobcats are back in action Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m., hosting USC Aiken for Bobcat Senior Day.

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