Bobcats defeat FMU Women with three second-half goals

Bobcats defeat FMU Women with three second-half goals

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – Georgia College used a trio of second-half goals to defeat Francis Marion University 3-0, Wednesday evening (Oct. 9) in Peach Belt Conference women's soccer action.

FMU (3-5-1 overall, 0-4 PBC), will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday when the Patriots entertain Georgia Southwestern State University at 4 p.m. on Hartzler Field.

Georgia College, which improves to 3-5-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the PBC, took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Kia Jie Jacobs at the 52:22 mark.  Cassie Balzano and Becca Morris accounted for the final two scores in the 84th and 85th minutes respectively.

FMU sophomore goalkeeper Rachael Hennenkamp registered a career-high tying 11 saves, while Bobcat keeper Kate Richardson made four stops.

Francis Marion recorded seven shots in the match -- including four on frame – and was led by sophomore Rianna Orello with two.

In the scoreless first half, Orello forced a save by Richardson in the 19th minute. Sophomore Faith Allen also had a shot on target in the 33rd minute that the Bobcat keeper stopped, as did junior Sarah Moll in the 39th minute.  The other on-goal attempt for FMU came off the foot of senior Carli Gauthier in the 89th minute.

The Bobcats held a slim 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.


Georgia College (3-5-2, 2-1-1) def. Francis Marion Univ. (3-5-1, 0-4-0) 3-0
Date: 10/09/19      Attendance: 487

Goals by period          1  2  Tot
Francis Marion Univ.  0  0 -  0
Georgia College.....    0  3 -  3

1-0.  52:22 GAC Jacobs, Kia Jie (2) (Balzano, Cassie)
2-0.  83:08 GAC Balzano, Cassie (7) (Bonser, Sophia)
3-0.  84:24 GAC Morris, Becca (1) (unassisted)

Shots: Francis Marion 7, Georgia College 33 ; Saves: Francis Marion 11 (Rachael Hennenkamp 11), Georgia College 4 (Richardson, Kate 4)