September 21, 2008

Saints Slip by Florida Tech 1-0 With Late Goal

Box Score

Melbourne, FL – North Georgia College & State University used a second half goal by Terry Gibbs to get by Florida Tech 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Rick Stottler Field in non-conference action.

Despite a scoreless first half, North Georgia took control early on, posting five shots, three of which were on goal, in the first period. The Saints first legitimate scoring opportunity came from a penalty kick taken by Joey Rector, but senior goalkeeper Cory Collins came away with the save. Collins would go on to collect four saves before he was replaced by freshman Derrick Hackett.

The Panthers were able to hold North Georgia until the 80th minute when Chris Griffith tapped the ball to Terry Gibbs in front of the net. Gibbs was able to get a shot off among a group of defenders, sending the ball past Hackett for the game’s only goal.

Rade Tanaskovic took control in goal for the Saints, recording four saves and leading North Georgia to another road win, and putting a stop to a two-game losing streak.

The Saints return to action on Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, North Carolina, taking on Queens University at 4:00 p.m.