ANDERSON, S.C. – Two first half goals by Georgia College set the match out of reach, as the Anderson University women’s soccer team fell to GC 2-0 Wednesday evening at Trojan Stadium.
With the loss, the Trojans fall to 1-3-1 on the season and drop their second straight match to Georgia College after losing 1-0 in Milledgeville a season ago. Georgia College improves to 3-2 as it opens Peach Belt Conference play on Saturday.
After being outshot 11-2 in the opening half, Anderson managed to record nine shots in the final 45 minutes to bring the final count to 12-11 in the category. Senior Krystal Goss fired the most shots on the team with a match-high four, as the Newry, S.C. native troubled GC goalkeeper Annie Stephens twice in the second half. Freshmen Corinne Doll and Madison Taylor each totaled two shots apiece.
Senior Kaitlyn Neipp suffered her third loss of the season, but made five saves on the night. Defensively the backline, led by redshirt sophomore Faith Johannes, limited the Bobcats to just one shot in the second half.
GC’s Liz Franco got the Bobcats on the scoreboard in the seventh minute when she received a corner from Abby Dalton. Her shot beat Neipp to her left as GC took the 1-0 lead. With the goal, Franco became the fifth different Bobcat to score a goal this season.
In the final minute of the second half, Ashley Veilleux became the first GC player to record multiple scores on the year when she received a cross from Cayce Hamilton. The insurance goal was all GC could manage for the rest of the night as Neipp was not troubled in the second half.
“Georgia College is a very well-coached side and they did well to take care of the game early,” head coach Samar Azem said. “I’m disappointed with the way we played today. We need to learn how to come out from the first whistle and play well. We’ve been doing well to build and build, but today was a step backwards. We’ll look to recover from this and move forward.”
Anderson returns to its South Atlantic Conference slate on Saturday, Sept. 21 when it hosts conference newcomer Coker. Kickoff against the Cobras is slated for 1 p.m.