Wed, Oct 04, 2017 - [Women's Soccer]
Co-captain Jessica Torres (#2) and Vanessa Lara (#19) in recent action for Point women's soccer
Co-captain Jessica Torres (#2) and Vanessa Lara (#19) in recent action for Point women's soccer

WEST POINT, Ga.   Georgia Gwinnett College (7-3-1), ranked 24th in the current NAIA National Coaches' Poll, scored two first-half goals and outshot Point University (4-7-0), 23-3, in a 2-0 shutout victory, Wednesday, Oct. 4, in River Bowl Stadium in West Point.  The Skyhawks have not scored a goal in three consecutive matches (270 minutes) since defeating Montreat, 2-1, on a goal with 37 seconds left in regulation time, Sept. 22, and have been shut out by five opponents this season.


Georgia Gwinnett midfielder Lauren Moss took a short pass from defender Amanda Yarger and tallied at 18:04, and 16 minutes later, midfielder Nicole Rodriguez with help from forward Ana Gonzalez and connected at 34:00 for a 2-0 score.  Georgia Gwinnett outshot Point, 11-1, and led 8-1 in shots on goal in the first half.  Goalkeeper Rachel Ash (Douglasville, GA) made six first-half saves for the Skyhawks.


Sophomore reserve goalkeeper Martha Mormeneo (Buford, GA) played all 45 minutes of the second half and allowed no goals and made five saves.  Georgia Gwinnett added 12 more shots and five shots on goal to their total in the second half and wound up with 23 shots and 13 shots on goal.


Point attempted two shots in the second half, both directly on goal, and GGC goalkeeper Sophie Hoare saved all three shots she faced in the match.  Sophomore forward Tayler Beasley (Ringgold, GA) attempted one shot on goal in each half, and co-captain Jessica Torres (Manati, Puerto Rico) took Point's other second-half shot on goal.


NEXT MATCH:  Coached by Randy Douglas, Point travels for an Appalachian Athletic Conference match at Milligan College, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m., in Elizabethton, Tenn.

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