Women’s Soccer: The Tale of Two Games

Women’s Soccer: The Tale of Two Games

GMC Women's Soccer (6-4-1) was 1-1 on the week. Putting up 11 against ABAC then dropping a close one 3-2 to Emory Oxford. It was the tale of two games as the women's team still searches for the consistency that they will need to go deep into the playoffs.

The 11-0 win vs. ABAC was the 3rd of the season. The Bulldogs jumped out early as Emma Snider picked up her Conference-leading 11th goal just in the first minute of the game. The Bulldogs would rattle off four more goals in the first half by Vanessa Salazar, Camila Penagos and Annah Norman would score two. The ball rarely left the offensive half of the field but when it did the staunch Bulldog defense answered the call and surrendered only two shots in goal all day. The second half saw much of the same an early goal Nikki Blake got it started. Blake scored again 4 minutes later to make the score 7-0. Emma Snider, Annah Norman, Jessica Hackney, and Lesley Torres would round out the scoring for the Bulldogs, as they improved there conference record to 6-2-1 and lock up a playoff spot.

The Bulldogs then traveled to Emory-Oxford for a non-conference matchup. This game was a battle throughout and the stat sheet shows just how evenly matched these teams were. The game remained scoreless through the first half as both goalies had career days, Bulldog goalie Lindsey Mathis made 13 saves on the day, the most of the season for her. In the 54th minute, Oxford got on the board first and then scored again 9 minutes later. The Bulldogs trailing 2-0 were not turning over constant pressure resulted in a Kate Hickman goal two shrink the lead to 1. But Oxford would get another score quickly to extend the lead back to two. The Bulldogs did pick up another goal in the closing minutes but could not get the equalizer and came up just sort.  Coach Morgan continues to see growth in her young team, "It's always a group effort with these girls" she continued, "As we continue to grow to develop that connection our quickness will improve and we will be right where we need to be."  Coach Morgan is also happy to have more firepower up front with Katie Hickman who returned from injury to fit right in and contribute a goal in her first game back.

The Bulldogs travel to South Georgia on 10/8, in what could very well the game that decides the #2 seed in the GCAA tournament. That game is slated to kick off at 4:00 pm. The Bulldogs will host Andrew on 10/11 at 4:00 pm. There's just two more regular-season home games for the Bulldogs so come out and cheer them on.