The young Bruiser soccer team earned their fourth win the season Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over visiting CCS.
A pair of freshman opened the scoring in the first half and a senior sealed the win in the second half after CCS pulled within one goal.
Freshman Akia Harris beat the CCS defenders midway through the first half with a nicely played ball to fellow freshman Keyle Snyder who placed the ball in the back of the net.
Maclaine Brock gave the Bruisers a 2-0 lead in the 30th minute after two shots by GPS went off the cross bar and post. Brock was there to finish it off.
The bruised and battered CCS team, with several girls on crutches watching from the sideline, came out strong in the second half. Senior Ashley Simmons scored in the 48th minute.
CCS was able to create some more dangorous chances but GPS senior Haley Smith pulled the trigger on a hard line drive into the goal in the 53rd minute to give the Bruisers a 3-1 win.
"This was a big win on a big night with Bruiser night tonight," Second year GPS head coach Leland Strand said. "We played well for this point in the season and had a good full team victory. It was a good night for our young girls."
GPS improves to 4-1-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the region. There next game is Saturday when they host region rival BGA.
CCS head coach Cal Sneller was glad to see his team battle back in the second half.
"Not much to say about the first half," Sneller said. "I liked the fight in the second half. Good to get a goal and they kept up the pressure."
CCS has struggled with injuries early in the season with several starters on crutches.
The Lady Chargers host Grace on Thursday.
CCS keeper Ellen Stone had eight saves and GPS keeper Savannah Williams had seven saves.
GPS out shot CCS 18-8.