COLUMBUS, Ga. – The fifth-ranked Columbus State University women’s soccer team closed out the regular season in style with an 8-0 victory over Georgia College on Saturday. The Peach Belt Conference match was played at the Walden Soccer Complex.
Columbus State (15-2-0, 11-1-0 PBC) put the finishing touches on its fourth consecutive Peach Belt Conference regular season championship, extending its shutout streak to nine matches. CSU has now equaled its program record for consecutive shutouts set in 2008.
With the shutout, senior goalkeeper Maylyn Parsons became the Columbus State’s all-time leader for career shutouts, recording her 26th in the win.
The Lady Cougars have now won 10 consecutive matches and closed out the month of October at a perfect 9-0. CSU outscored its opponents 52-0 during the month.
“Today was a great day,” head coach Jay Entlich said. “We were able to recognize our outstanding senior class and we played a full 90-minute match.
“Our first goal of winning the Peach Belt Conference regular season is complete. Now, we move on to our second goal of winning the conference tournament next week.”
As was the case on Thursday night, Columbus State didn’t need much time to get rolling on Saturday.
Hugrun Elvarsdottir worked with the ball in the left side of the box in the third minute of action before sending a crossing pass into the middle. Olivia Jarrell got on the end of it and touched it into the left side for the first of her three goals on the afternoon.
Nicole Corcione then got in on the act six minutes later. The senior worked down the goalline from the right side and tried to slip a pass in front of the net. The pass was deflected, but Corcione was able to corral it and poke it home.
The Candler, N.C. native was at it again in the 15th minute as Mandy Janowitz played a pass back over her head that Corcione beat the defender to. From there, the senior was able to slot it inside the far post for her second of the day and 10th of the season.
Jarrell found her second goal in the 32nd minute of the match. Taylor Marks sent a ball forward in the middle of the park setting Jarrell up just outside the box. The sophomore beat the one defender standing between her and the net and made it a 4-0 match.
After the halftime break, the onslaught continued for the Lady Cougars.
Georgia College (7-8-1, 4-8-0) worked to clear the ball out of the box in the 53rd minute, but the clearance found Marks at the top of the box. The senior let it rip and blasted the ball home for her second of the season.
The hat trick for Jarrell was capped off seven minutes later. Corcione played a short pass to Jarrell at the top right corner of the box. Jarrell then launched a shot into the upper left of the goal for the first hat trick of her career. The assist moved Corcione into the top spot in the CSU record book with 30 career helpers.
With less than 15 minutes to play, Angelica Tabares and Delaney Borror each got into the scoring act to spread the match out even further. Keyle Snyder and Kristy Gash picked up the assists.
Columbus State will now gear up for next week’s Peach Belt Conference tournament. The Lady Cougars will host a quarterfinal match on Wednesday at 3 pm against Montevallo.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Following the final week of the regular season, Columbus State University women’s soccer players Hugrun Elvarsdottir and Maylyn Parsons received Peach Belt Conference weekly honors on Monday.
Elvarsdottir was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week, while Parsons grabbed the Goalkeeper of the Week award. For Elvarsdottir, the weekly award is her first of the season, while Parsons captures the honor for the fourth time this year and ninth in her career.
Elvarsdottir closed out the regular season in a big way, picking up three assists on the offensive end while helping the Lady Cougars to a pair of shutouts defensively. The junior assisted on two of CSU’s three goals in Thursday’s win at Armstrong State before adding another in the 8-0 win over Georgia College on Saturday.
With Elvarsdottir’s help, Columbus State put two more zeroes on the board last week. CSU tied its program record with its ninth consecutive shutout on Saturday and extended its scoreless minute streak to 843.
Parsons continues to garner awards as she completed the month of October without allowing a goal. The senior recorded back-to-back shutouts over Armstrong and GC, making eight saves on the week.
Saturday, Parsons earned her 26th career shutout to become the Columbus State program’s all-time leader. She currently leads the Peach Belt Conference in wins, goals allowed and goals-against average.
Columbus State will begin its run into the postseason on Wednesday with the Peach Belt Conference quarterfinals. The Lady Cougars are the number one seed in the tournament and will host eighth-seeded Montevallo. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Walden Soccer Complex.
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