ATLANTA - For the first time this season, the Georgia State women’s soccer team ended its match in a tie, battling through two overtimes to finish with a 1-1 score against UT Martin.
The Panthers (3-3-1) battled the Skyhawks (2-4-2) for almost two and half hours through the two overtime periods, their longest match of the season. Whitney Ravan scored Georgia State’s only goal of the game in the 19th minute of the first half.
The tie kept Georgia State unbeaten over its last three matches and four of the last five as the Panthers are now 3-1-1 over those five.
The two teams continued to battle back and forth, and with time winding down, Georgia State was in position to grab its third consecutive win. But with only three minutes left in the match, UT Martin’s Dominika Conc scored from deep in the box. The game was sent to Georgia State’s first overtime match of the year and UT Martin’s second.
Both teams had looks in the two overtimes that would follow, especially Georgia State in the second overtime, but neither team could connect with a goal.
Ravan finished with three shots, all of which were on goal in the match. Nikki Fedele and Jewel Evans each had two shots for the Panthers. Goalkeeper Rebecca Toler finished with four saves for GSU.
Georgia State is idle now until next weekend when it begins Colonial Athletic Association play with matches on the road on Friday and Saturday.