By Andrew Rochefort, Sports Information Student Assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Women's Soccer team (4-5-2, 3-1-1 PBC) picked up their third straight win with a 2-1 victory over Albany State University (3-6, 1-4 PBC) Wednesday night at Bobcat Field for the annual Kick for a Cure night.
After neither team was able to score in the first half, junior Cassie Balzano (Douglasville) broke the scoreless tie with a goal in the 58th minute. Sophomore Alyssa Bergamini (West Suffield, Conn.) streaked down the right side and sent a beautiful pass to Balzano in front of the net who finished with her right foot. The goal was her team-leading eighth of the season.
Bergamini slotted in a goal of her own just a few minutes later, doubling the Bobcat advantage with a solid strike in the 64th minute. Balzano sent a pass over two Golden Ram defenders to Bergamini, who was initially stopped by the goalkeeper, but was able to collect herself and finish into an empty net with her left foot.
The Golden Rams fought back late, getting on the scoreboard in the 83rd minute when Alesha Kostrzewa sent a sliding kick past the dive of Kate Richardson (Marietta) in goal. Thuto Ramififi was credited with the assist.
Richardson tallied four saves for the Bobcats in the win, while Alexas Vivas Castro made 10 in the loss.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m., traveling to No. 4 Flagler College.
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