GSW Women’s Soccer Team earns program’s largest margin of victory over PBC opponent

Published 5:18 pm Thursday, September 15, 2022

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AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Women’s Soccer Team (GSW) defeated the Albany State Lady Golden Rams 4-0 at Hurricane Field on Wednesday evening, September 14. The four-goal shutout victory is the program’s largest margin of victory in school history over a Peach Belt Conference opponent.

With the win, the Lady Hurricanes improve to 4-2-1 overall and 1-1 in PBC play.

GSW opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when Lucia Bustamante scored off an assist from Payton Johnson. Seven minutes later, the Lady Hurricanes added to their lead when Johnson scored off an assist from Sophia Kotopka.

Neither team could score another goal for the rest of the first half and the Lady Hurricanes went into halftime with a 2-0 lead.

However, GSW was able to add to its lead in the 53rd minute when the Lady Golden Rams were whistled for a foul inside the 18-yard box, which awarded GSW a penalty kick. Krystal Elie stepped up and converted the penalty kick and the Lady Hurricanes had a 3-0 lead.

As the match continued, GSW continued to dominate possession and had more chances to score. Then in the 74th minute, ASU was flagged again for a foul in the box and GSW was awarded another penalty kick. Elie once again stepped up and converted the PK to complete the Lady Hurricanes’ 4-0 win over ASU.

The Lady Hurricanes totally dominated this match and it showed in the state sheet, as GSW had a total of 10 shots on goal, while the Lady Golden Rams could only muster two.

GSW will try to build on this victory when the Lady Hurricanes travel to Milledgeville, GA on Saturday, September 17 to take on another PBC opponent, the Lady Bobcats of Georgia College. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.