GC Soccer Edged in Conference Battle at UNCP, 1-0

Freshman goalkeeper Kate Richardson
Freshman goalkeeper Kate Richardson

PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Georgia College Soccer team (4-9-2, 3-5-1 PBC) ran into a defensive-minded UNC Pembroke (12-4, 7-3 PBC) Saturday, dropping a 1-0 bout on the road.

The only scoring came in the first half, just over 22 minutes in, when Alexis Pittman found the back of the net for her team-high seventh goal of the season.

The two teams reached halftime with the Bobcats down 1-0, despite out-shooting UNCP 8-5. Business picked up in the second frame, but with no results for either squad, the final shot total at 19-13 in GC's favor. Junior midfielder Becca Morris (Marietta, Georgia) led the Bobcats with five attempts.

Freshman Kate Richardson (Marietta, Georgia) made five saves in the loss.

The defeat puts Georgia College at 3-5-1 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, good for 10 points, tied with Clayton State University for eighth in the league standings. The top eight squads advance to the PBC Tournament beginning Nov. 12.

The Bobcats are back in action Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., traveling to Clayton State in a key showdown.

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