What you need to know:
* The Panthers fell 2-1 to Appalachian State to conclude Sun Belt openeing weekend Sunday afternoon.
* Yvonne Ploeg scored the lone GSU goal for the second straight match, her third goal of the season.
* The team will return to the field Friday night at UL Monroe to continue league play.
ATLANTA- The Georgia State women’s soccer team fell 2-1 to Appalachian State on a late goal to end Sun Belt opening weekend Appalachian State Sunday afternoon. In the second straight match, junior Yvonne Ploeg scored the lone goal for GSU.
With the loss, the Panthers fell to 2-6-1 (0-2 SBC) and the Mountaineers improved to 2-6-2 (1-1 SBC).
Appalachian State was able to score early in the match, with Sharon Osterbind scoring at the eleventh minute. Georgia State went into the half down 1-0 and looking to find the tying goal in the second 45 minutes.
Ploeg scored the tying goal at the 61-minute mark, putting the Panthers on the board with an assist from Kayla Ruiz. The Mountaineers were able to find the game-winner in the last five minutes of the match, with Kat Greer putting the game away at the 86-minute mark.
Georgia State outshot Appalachian State 14-8, with both teams putting five shots on target. Ploeg and Ruiz led the team, with each student-athlete firing four shots.
The Panthers will return to the field for more conference action at UL Monroe next Friday before heading to Mobile, Ala. to face South Alabama on Sunday.
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