What you need to know:
* The Panthers played to a 2-2 tie at rival Georgia Southern Sunday afternoon.
* Junior Brooke Smith and freshman Meagan Postell scored their first career goals in the match.
* The team will return to the GSU Soccer Complex next weekend to close out the regular season against Arkansas State and Little Rock.
STATESBORO, Ga.- The Georgia State women’s soccer played to a 2-2 tie at rival Georgia Southern Sunday afternoon to close out its road slate. Freshman Meagan Postell and junior Brooke Smith both scored their first career goals for GSU.
With the tie, the Panthers are now 3-9-3 (1-5-2 SBC) and the Eagles are 6-6-2 (3-3-1 SBC).
Georgia State got on the board early, with Smith scoring off a penalty kick at the 12-minute mark. Georgia Southern evened the match on a penalty kick heading into the half, scoring in the 39th minute.
The Eagles pulled ahead to open the second half, netting the ball off a corner kick at the 56-minute mark. With three minutes left in regulation, Postell tied the match off a corner kick to force overtime.
Both teams took one shot in both overtimes, with Georgia Southern outshooting the Panthers 17-9 in the match. Senior Brie Haynes had seven saves against the Eagles, putting her at 62 saves this season.
“”The girls did a good job battling back from being a goal down to get a point,” head coach Ed Joyce said. “We showed a good bit of grit and hope to carry that forward into next weekend. We are really happy for Meagan and Brooke to get their first goals for us.”
The Panthers will return home next weekend for to close out the regular season against Arkansas State and Little Rock.
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