MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Soccer team (4-8-2, 3-4-1 PBC) fell in a tight Peach Belt Conference (PBC) matchup at home Saturday as Columbus State University (10-6-0, 5-4-0 PBC) scored a pair in the second half to win 2-0.
Stingy defense was the theme of a first half that saw both teams go scoreless heading into the halftime huddles. With the Cougars having the lion's share of possession in the first 45 minutes, Kai Jeffries (Lawrenceville) and Lydia Atkinson (Monroe), along with the rest of the Bobcat defense, did well to limit CSU's chances on goal. Columbus State managed just three shots on goal in the first half, all saved by freshman keeper Kate Richardson (Marietta).
The breakthrough for the Cougars came early in the second half when Riley Clark smashed a shot into the lower right corner from a free kick. Brea Harrison doubled the advantage for Columbus State in the 76th minute with a flick into the back of the net after another set piece.
Summer Ligon (Carrollton) led the Bobcats with a pair of shots on goal, while a trio finished with just one.
Georgia College Soccer returns to action on the road at Clayton State University Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in more PBC action.
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