Club football loses final home gameThe Bobcats jumped out to an early lead in their final home match last weekend.
Five minutes into the game, freshman Trevor Mooney scored the first goal.
“We were just working hard and trying to score,” Mooney said later.
But it wouldn’t be enough to hold off Georgia State, which rallied for a 3-2 win.
The Panthers answered Mooney’s early goal with a goal of their own, tying the score later in the first half.
Freshman Pierre Thomas then tacked on another goal for the Bobcats, giving them a 2-1 advantage.
“I was glad we got up early with my goal, and then Pierre was able to add one,” Mooney said.
But Thomas’ goal was the last for the Bobcats.
“We could have gotten more on the board,” Thomas said. “But my goal felt good.”
Georgia State finished the game with two unanswered goals, the last on a corner kick, which proved to be the decisive score.
“We played well. The first half was definitely better than the second,” center cack Brad Robertson said. “At the end of the game, we were all just pushing hard to score.”
The Bobcats had several attempts at goals in the final half, but couldn’t punch one in. GC freshman forward Joseph Hutto had a good shot knocked away by the Georgia State keeper.
“We just couldn’t get it in there,” Mooney said. “It was unlucky.”
The Bobcats prepared for the game a little differently than their matches against Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Dalton State and other matches earlier in the season.
Team President Patrick Hall and coach Campbell Berry turned to indoor soccer and a more relaxed practice style.
“We just focused more on having fun,” Robertson said. “It was a less tense practice.”
The team plans to continue to use indoor soccer practices as it prepares for the away game against the University of Georgia. The Bobcats have been anticipating the game against UGA all season.
“We really just want to beat UGA,” Mooney said.
Thomas believes they can add another win to the Bobcat record.
“It’s going to be a tough one,” Thomas said. “But we played well today. I think we can beat them.”
With five wins under its belt, including victories over Georgia Military College, and two losses, GC hopes to end the season on a good note.
“We started off strong,” Robertson said. “Now, we just want to finish strong.”