Women’s Soccer Rolling into Playoffs

Women’s Soccer Rolling into Playoffs

GMC Women's Soccer (8-6-1) completed their regular-season winning two out of three games and have earned the #3 seed in the GCAA Tournament.

The final stretch of games began with a 7-0 win vs. Andrew College. Andrew was riddled with injuries and so both teams played short-sided as the Bulldogs cruised to victory. The Bulldogs took 22 shots on goal and 5 different players scored. Havyn Isaac posted her 2nd complete game shutout and continues to lead the conference in goals-against average. The Bulldogs then traveled to face the league-leading Gordon State, with a shot to host a first-round playoff game on the line the Bulldogs battled hard. They outshot and out hustled Gordon all game but could not find the back of the net and dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker.  

The regular-season finale saw Emory-Oxford come to town, giving the Bulldogs a chance to avenge an earlier season loss. The Bulldogs finished the season in grand style putting together their best game of the year. Their offense had chance after chance talking 13 shots on goals and the defense locked down the Eagles potent offense which was averaging over 3 goals and 12 shots per game. The backline lead by Casandra Ruff permitted just 3 shots on goal, and Havyn Isaac posted her third complete-game shutout. Coach Morgan was fired up about the team's win, she commented, "I was very proud of them all but especially my defensive players. We changed up a lot last week and it showed they were up to the challenge."

The Bulldogs head into the postseason on a high note and get the playoffs started with a trip to South Georgia State on 10/29 for a 3:30 pm game. Only one goal separated these two teams in their last two games so this should be a battle from the start. Look for the Bulldogs to lean heavy on GCAA Scoring leader Emma Snider and Katie Hickman, who has been stellar since her return from injury to produce offense, while Ruff and Isaac will secure the backline. "The playoffs are a different beast" and as Coach Morgan puts it when asked what will be the team's focus going into the next game, she responded. "…to work hard, be organized, and don't give up. It's a win or our season is over, so we will leave everything we have learned on the field!"