Columbus State soccer falls to Georgia College in Peach Belt semifinals

November 8, 2013 

EVANS, Ga. -- Georgia College jumped out to a two-goal lead just eight minutes into the match and stunned Columbus State 2-1 on Friday n the Peach Belt Conference Tournament semifinals at Blanchard Woods Park.

Before the loss, the Lady Cougars were 7-0 in PBC semifinals and had outscored its opponents 17-0.

This will be the first time CSU has not advanced to the finals since 2009 and only the second time since 2005.

Meanwhile, Georgia College (10-7-2), which beat CSU for the first time after 13 straight losses, will play in its first PBC tourney final on Sunday.

"Georgia College deserves all the credit in the world today," coach Jay Entlich said. "They took it to us in the first half, and we didn't have an answer. We played better in the second half, but it was too late."

Ashley Veilleux scored in the seventh minute and Liz Franco scored less than two minutes later for a 2-0 lead.

Columbus State (14-6-0) finally scored in the 59th minute as PBC Freshman of the Year Nicole Corcione netted her 10th goal of the season.

CSU's Shea Wilby had two shots denied, while Shelby Rolling sent one wide in the 68th minute.

Columbus State will find out Monday night if it receives an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament.

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