MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Soccer squad (0-4) hung with Embry-Riddle University (2-2) for a scoreless half, then the Eagles struck twice in the second to get past the Bobcats 2-0 Sunday at Bobcat Field.
The first half was a defensive battle, as the two squads managed just three total shots on frame in the first 45 minutes.
Marie Seim broke through in the 60th minute, gathering a loose ball and bouncing it home to the left side. The Eagles would double the advantage in the 68th minute, when Julia Olsson let loose on a shot from outside the box to find the right corner.
Georgia College picked up the intensity for the remainder of the match, but couldn't get past the ERU defense in the loss. Juniors Cassie Balzano (Douglasville) and Sophia Bonser (Tyrone) each had solid scoring chances for the Bobcats down the stretch, but the Eagle defense held true. Freshman Kate Richardson (Marietta) added four saves for GC.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m., playing host to North Greenville University.
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