Women's Soccer Hosts Georgia College on WednesdaySeptember 17, 2013
ANDERSON, S.C. – After capturing its first win of the year over archrival Erskine, the Anderson University women’s soccer team continues its non-conference slate with a matchup with Georgia College on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Kickoff from Trojan Stadium is set for 5 p.m.
In the victory over Erskine on Monday, AU recorded five goals from five different goal scorers, as freshman Madison Taylor and redshirt sophomore Faith Johannes each netted their second goals of the season after scoring in the 2-2 draw with Catawba on Saturday. The duo is now tied for the team lead in the category.
Senior Krystal Goss finally got in the goal column on Monday night with a corner kick that bent into the net. For Goss, it was her first tally of the season, but 16th for her career after leading the team in 2012 with eight goals. Classmates Olivia Scalzitti and Kaitlyn Neipp also contributed to the win, as Scalzitti assisted Taylor on the second goal of the match, while Neipp recorded her 17th career shutout, making two saves on the night.
Freshmen Anna Masdottir and Emily Perez also got on the scoresheet for their first goals of their respective collegiate careers. Classmate Helena Moore also solidified the middle of the field, recording seven shots and two on goal.
With a 1-0 victory over Shorter on Sunday, Georgia College comes into Wednesday’s match with a 2-2 record. The Bobcats also carry a victory over Nova Southeastern, but have recorded losses against Barry and Pfeiffer.
The four goals GC has recorded this year have come from four different goal scorers, as juniors Rebekah Autry, Abby Dalton and Ashley Veilleux and sophomore Ally Barys each have a goal. Veilleux leads the pack with 12 shots.
Before the season, the Bobcats were picked sixth in the Preseason Peach Belt Conference Coaches Poll, tying with UNC Pembroke. GC ended with a fourth-place vote and three fifth-place votes for a total of 68 points. Historically, 2013 marks the 10th season for Georgia College women’s soccer.
Last season, Georgia College bested Anderson with a 1-0 win over the Trojans in Milledgeville. AU was able to totaled just three shots for the match, while Neipp grabbed 13 saves on the night.