Highlanders Finish GCAA Play Unbeaten

Sydney Stephens capped off a 6-0 win at Andrew College with her first goal of the season
Sydney Stephens capped off a 6-0 win at Andrew College with her first goal of the season

Cuthbert GA - Gordon State soccer travelled to Cuthbert, GA to close out the regular season Sunday against Andrew College. The Highlanders cruised to a 6-0 victory that improved their Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association record to 10-0-2. GSC has now finished with the best record in the Region 17 for each of the last two seasons.

The Highlanders were in complete control for the entire 90 minutes against Andrew. In the first half freshmen Jennifer Beharie, and Hailey Hadsell, each pounced onto loose balls and beat the goalkeeper for goals to give GSC a 2-0 halftime lead.

In the 56th minute Beharie scored her second of the match after being set up by sophomore Kaitlin O'Connor. Just ten minutes later O'Connor played provider again, this time setting up freshman Morgan Gramling to give the Highlanders a 4-0 lead. The fifth goal came off a corner kick that involved sophomore Alex Chapman carving open the Tigers backline with a pass that found sophomore Izzy Vazquez's feet who calmly finished to the side netting. The final goal of the afternoon came in the 80th minute when Beharie capped off a strong game by dribbling through Andrew's defensive line and laying a pass off to sophomore Sydney Stephens to drive home.

With Sunday's victory Gordon State finished the regular season with a 14-2-2 record. The Highlanders will now prepare to defend their GCAA Region 17 championship during postseason play.  GSC will host ABAC Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:00 in a semi-final match with an opportunity to play in the final two nights later on the line.