Club football slips by with win
The Georgia College club football team beat Georgia Military College 4-3 in its season opener last Friday.
Within the first 10 minutes of play, forward and freshman management major Pierre Thomas found the net with a bicycle-kick, putting the score at 1-0.
“That first goal was kinda weird, I didn’t really realize I scored a bicycle,” Thomas said. “I was just so happy to score my first goal of the season and on an American team.”
Trevor Mooney followed later in the half with a goal, and then Marco Colonna put in another, bringing the score to 3-0 at halftime.
GMC made a come-back during the second half, bringing the game to 3-3. Thomas scored his second goal of the night in the last minutes, winning the game for GC.
“The second goal felt even better,” Thomas said. “The whole game was pretty intense and scoring the winning goal was the greatest conclusion to our teamwork.”
“I’m extremely proud that we beat a scholarship team,” Hampton Pelton, club football vice-president and writer for The Colonnade, said. “They practice three days a week and we only practice two, so that’s great.”
GC continues the season on Saturday, Sept. 15 with a double-header against Dalton State College at 2:30 p.m. and Kennesaw State University at 4:45 p.m., both at KSU.
“We would like to go undefeated, but we expect to go 5-1 this season with a loss against (UGA)” Pelton said. “Overall, I’m really impressed with the team.”
The club was created in Fall 2010 and is affiliated with the Southeast Collegiate Soccer Alliance, Central Division. They play at least six games a season, including matches against Emory University, Georgia Tech and Florida State University.
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