The Georgia State women’s soccer team lost its home opener against Jacksonville State on Sunday afternoon, 2-1.
The Panther offense was on full display against the Gamecocks, after being shutout 1-0 at Auburn on Friday night. In the first half, the Panthers outshot the Gamecocks 10-2.
Jacksonville State struck first at 17:50 on a bomb from 45 yards out by Brianna Boutzivious, getting past junior goalkeeper Rebecca Ingram. Ingram was back in the goal after making 13 saves Friday night in a 1-0 loss to Auburn.
Georgia State responded and finally connected by an unassisted goal from sophomore Whitney Ravan. The shot came from the left side and at a very tough angle, but Ravan put it past Jacksonville State’s goalie and tied up the game at 1-1. The score stayed the same heading into the second period.
Neither team could take advantage early in the second half. But with just under 10 minutes to play, Georgia State was whistled for a foul in the 18-yard box, which led to a penalty kick attempt for Jacksonville State in the 82nd minute. Courtney Hurt took the kick and put it past Ingram, the Gamecocks going up 2-1. Georgia State was unable to muster up the tying goal and dropped to 0-2 to start the season.
The Panthers outshot the Gamecocks 17-6 overall, and 10-3 on shots on goal.
Georgia State’s next three games will be on the road before returning home on Friday, Sept. 7, for a home contest against Mercer at 4 p.m. The next game this Friday, Aug. 26, is just up I-75 at Kennesaw State.