Milledgeville – The Columbus State women's soccer scored two second half goals to complete a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Peach Belt Conference rival Georgia College Saturday afternoon in Milledgeville, Georgia.
With the key conference win, CSU now stands at 3-2-1 in the PBC and 8-3-2 overall while the Bobcats fall to 3-9 on the season and 2-3 in Peach Belt play.
Georgia College got on the board first in the 19th minute when Tatum O'Keefe volleyed a cross from Ashley Veilleux that hit off the crossbar and landed in the bottom right of the corner to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Cougars put the GC backline under pressure over the final 25 minutes of the opening half taking eight shots during the period, but were unable to crack through.
Jackie Ellis finally was able to end the scoring drought for Columbus State in the 68th minute when the senior was able to tap in a miscue by the GC goalkeeper, Taylor Cornelius, for her second goal of the season. Emily Husted picked up the game-winning goal 12 minutes later when she was able to put in a rebound for her fifth goal of the year. Amber Wright took the initial shot that Cornelius was unable to corral and picked up the assist on the play.
Columbus State outshot the Bobcats decisively 21-13 including an 11-5 edge in shots on frame. The Lady Cougars also held 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Mary Mancin played the entire match for CSU picking up four saves while she improved to 8-3-2 on the year. Cornelius played the second half for the Bobcats and fell to 2-3 on the year as she allowed both goals while making four saves. Annie Stephens played the first 45 minutes between the pipes for GC making fives saves.
CSU is back in action for a crucial Peach Belt matchup on Wednesday, October 12 when they host undefeated and No. 11 North Georgia at the Walden Soccer Complex. The contest will serve as the Lady Cougars annual Kicks for the Cure game as they raise awareness to breast cancer research. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m.