PBC Tournament - Montevallo's Dream Run Continues with 2-1 Win over GCSU

PBC Tournament - Montevallo's Dream Run Continues with 2-1 Win over GCSU

EVANS, Ga. - The University of Montevallo women's soccer team (8-8-3) continued its unbelievable postseason run as the Falcons toppled fourth-seeded Georgia College and State University 2-1 to make it to their third-straight Conference Championship game. The Falcons began the Peach Belt Conference Tournament as the eighth and lowest seed in the tournament but with a 1-0 win over the No. 1 seed Columbus State on Tuesday and a 2-1 win over No. 4 seed GCSU this evening the Falcons have made it to the PBC Conference Championship Match against No. 2 seed Armstrong Atlantic State University.

The Falcons will be competing in their third-straight Conference Championship game. The Falcons won the Gulf South Conference Tournament in 2007 and made it to the GSC Championship game in 2008 and now will be competing in the PBC Championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Falcons fell behind early against GCSU as the Bobcats scored just five minutes into the contest as Jamie Nevin scored on an unassisted goal at the 5:37 mark of the first half. The game remained a 1-0 advantage for the Bobcats the rest of the first half.

The Falcons took four shots including three on goal in the first half compared to GCSU's five shots and four on goal.

The second half continued to roll in the Bobcats favor until the 79:38 mark as freshman Jenna Kuzemski scored the game-tying goal with just 10:22 left in the match. The goal marked the second of Kuzemski's young career and second in as many games. She scored the game-winning goal against Columbus State in the PBC quarterfinals.

Just under seven minutes later the Falcons were awarded a penalty kick. Senior Erin Duncan stepped up to take what could be the biggest kick of her career. She beat the GCSU goalkeeper and put the Falcons ahead 2-1 with just 3:34 left in the match.

The Falcons held on the final three minutes and emerged victorious over the fourth seeded Bobcats.

GCSU out-shot the Falcons 15-10 but the Falcons led in shots on goal 8-6.

Freshman Alyssa Maxwell made five saves in the victory.

Duncan led the team with three shots with all three on net while junior Alex Terhar and sophomore Denise Mannion each had two.

The Falcons now advance to the Peach Belt Conference Championship on Sunday, Nov. 8 to face Armstrong Atlantic State University at 1:00 p.m. eastern time at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Ga. AASU defeated third seed Lander University 2-1 with a goal with just one second remaining in regulation.

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