GC Soccer to Face Lander in Peach Belt Conference Quarterfinals

Bobcats begin quarterfinals Tuesday
Bobcats begin quarterfinals Tuesday

AUGUSTA, Ga. – With regular season Peach Belt Conference (PBC) action concluding over the weekend, the PBC has released the seeds and bracket for the upcoming PBC Tournament, which begins Tuesday, Oct. 30.

After finishing 3-4-3 in conference play, Georgia College earned the No. 7-seed in the tournament, matching up the Bobcats with No. 2-seed Lander University in the quarterfinals. The Bobcats tied the Bearcats 1-1 in Greenwood earlier this season.

Georgia College has reached the semifinal round of the tournament twice in the last five years. The Bobcats reached the PBC Championship in 2013, falling in heartbreaking fashion to Clayton State University in penalty kicks after the match finished in a 2-2 tie. Georgia College was defeated by UNC Pembroke in last year's quarterfinal round, falling by a final score of 1-0.

The Bobcats will look to go further this year behind senior Sofia Lekas (Lizella), who currently sits fifth in the conference in goals with 11. Lekas, along with classmate and returning All-PBC defender Unnbjorg Omarsdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland) look to lead the Bobcats on a postseason run.

The winners of the quarterfinal round will advance to the PBC Semifinals at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans beginning Friday, Nov. 2. The championship match is slated for Sunday, Nov. 4.

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