Bobcat Soccer Stays Undefeated at Home, Blanks Clayton State 2-0

Senior goalkeeper Ashlee Graham
Senior goalkeeper Ashlee Graham
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Soccer team (9-3-2, 3-2-2 PBC) moved to 4-0-1 at Bobcat Field this season, shutting out Clayton State University (5-5-3, 2-5-1 PBC) 2-0 Wednesday night.

The Bobcats got a pair of first-half goals and held on through the second frame for a crucial Peach Belt Conference (PBC) victory.

Senior Sofia Lekas (Lizella) got the scoring started in the 10th minute, sliding around a defender to blast a shot into the right side of the net for a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Kai Jeffries (Lawrenceville) sang the National Anthem, then added an assist on the goal 10 minutes later. The score was Lekas' sixth this season.

Sophomore Cassie Balzano (Douglasville) doubled the advantage in the 31st minute, taking a pass from the left side from freshman Alyssa Bergamini (West Suffield, Connecticut) and firing to the right side of the net for the 2-0 lead. Balzano has two goals on the season.

Senior Ashlee Graham (Decatur) made eight saves for the shutout, her seventh this season.

Lekas' goal was the 12th of her career, tying the senior with Meredith Moran (2005) for eighth in school history.

The win gives the Bobcats 11 points in the PBC Standings, good for sixth. The top eight advance to the PBC Tournament at the end of the month.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m., playing host to UNC Pembroke for Alumni Day.

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