GGC Grizzlies logo

Three first-half goals led the No. 23-ranked Georgia Gwinnett College men's soccer team to a thrilling 3-2 victory Friday night at Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Fla.

The Grizzlies (7-4-1) were playing their final road match of the regular season, posting a 4-1-1 record in those contests.

"We made some adjustments after they (Pensacola Christian) were strong on the counter attack," head coach Steve DeCou said. "I liked our response. Being up 3-2 at halftime, we needed to grind out a result. That's what we will need to do so in the postseason."

Senior Oscar Sommerkamp scored two of GGC's goals, including the game-winning tally in the 40th minute. Senior Sagi Hirsch delivered a pass that Sommerkamp put into the back of the net to break a 2-2 contest. The forward tallied the team's first goal in the 14th minute off a header following a crossing pass from junior Alfredo Rivera.

The goals by Sommerkamp were his first of the 2019 season.

Pensacola Christian (10-7), ranked No. 1 in the National Christian College Athletic Association, got on the scoreboard in the 10th and 33rd minutes, taking one-goal advantages on both occasions.

Following a foul in the 36th minute, Hirsch sent a free kick into the 18-yard box. That's when Sommerkamp redirected the ball, along with a Pensacola Christian defender, across the goal line to tie the match, 2-2.

Georgia Gwinnett College held a 24-12 shot advantage in the match, including having an 11-4 edge in the second half.

Junior goalkeeper Matija Gligorovic made six saves, including a diving stop in the final minutes, to pick up the victory.

Recommended for you

Stay Informed

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please log in, or sign up for a new, free account to read or post comments.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.