What you need to know:
* The Panthers fell 1-0 to cross-town rival Mercer despite posting 17 shots.

* Suzanne Arafa fired seven shots and Brie Haynes made six saves.
* The team will close out its regular season slate at home against Chattanooga Sunday at 1 p.m.


MACON, Ga.- The Georgia State women’s soccer team fell 1-0 against cross-town rival Mercer Friday night.

With the loss, the Panthers fell to 1-4-1 while the Bears improved to 3-4.

The Panthers led the shot count 9-6 in the first half, with Suzanne Arafa posting four. Brie Haynes kept four shots out of the net in the half, but a header from Ally Fordham was able to connect and put Mercer up 1-0 at the 14-minute mark.

Coming out of the half the Panthers were looking to tie the match, taking eight shots with four on goal. Haynes posted two more saves to keep the score at 1-0.

The Panthers led the Bears in shots 17-11, with Arafa posting seven and Monique Hundley posting four.

"Today we had some good moments but we need to find the cutting edge to win matches," head coach Ed Joyce said. "Credit to Mercer, they took the opportunity and won the match."

Georgia State will return to the field Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. to host Chattanooga in its final non-conference match of the season. Live stats will be available at GeorgiaStateSports.com and parking and admission are free to fans.