Grizzlies set for Brenau and point showdowns

Courtesy of Grizzly Athletics

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Georgia Gwinnett women’s soccer team will continue to vie for state supremacy this week as the Grizzlies are set to host Brenau on Monday evening before hitting the road for Point on Wednesday. Monday’s meeting with the Tigers will represent an opportunity for the Grizzlies to extend their school-record home winning streak, which now stands at 10 matches. The Green and Gray have been especially potent at home this season, putting together a 6-0 mark and outscoring opponents by a 34-2 margin. However, the team is coming off of one of the tightest tests of the run, a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Reinhardt last Wednesday.

Amy Morland, who registered a goal and an assist in the contest, now has three goals and four helpers on the season, helping guide an offense that has outscored opponents by a 42-26 margin. Bristol Countess enters the weekend as the team’s leader in both categories with six apiece, and Dominique Fletcher will be looking to continue her hot scoring streak after logging five goals on the year. GGC (6-5-1) will be out for revenge in Monday’s match after dropping a 4-2 decision in Gainesville a year ago, and the team will be aiming to improve upon a 2-1 mark against Georgia schools this season.

The two wins both came in extra time at Grizzly Soccer Complex, which includes a 2-1 decision over SCAD Savannah in addition to the result against Reinhardt last week. GGC drew 1-1 with Point last season. Brenau is 6-6 this season and will be looking to end a five-match road losing streak that has seen them drop matches at Thomas, Cumberland, Reinhardt, William Carey and Middle Georgia. Meanwhile, Point comes into the week with a 6-8 record on the year and is coming off their first win, a 1-0 decision over Bryan, since September. Kickoff on Monday from Grizzly Soccer Complex is slated for 7 p.m., and Grizzly Digital Network coverage will start at 6:45.

Wednesday’s match at Point will also begin at 7. NOTES: GGC is 0-3 all-time vs. Brenau and 0-0-1 against Point … The Grizzlies are 19-6-2 all-time vs. schools from the state of Georgia, including 2-1 this season … Defender Mary Vernetti, with 28 career goals, is GGC’s all-time leading scorer … Kelsey Griswold, a senior defender has played in all 67 matches in school history … GGC is 17-4-3 all-time in the month of October.

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