ATLANTA – Georgia State women’s soccer aims to start conference play 2-0 for the first time since 2015 as the Panthers travel to take on Troy Friday night at the Troy Soccer Complex then take on South Alabama Sunday afternoon at The Cage.
◊ Troy enters the weekend looking for its first conference win of the season, as the Trojans tied Appalachian State 1-1 last Friday and fell to Coastal Carolina 2-1 on Sunday.
◊ Senior midfielder Kiersten Edlund leads Troy with three goals and four assists for 10 total points, tied for the fourth-most among all players in the Sun Belt.
◊ The Trojans have netted 19 goals through 10 matches, the second most in the league.
◊ Friday will be the 18th all-time meeting between Georgia State and Troy, with the Panthers owning a 10-5-2 lead in the series. GSU will try to make it two straight victories against the Trojans on Friday, as the Panthers defeated Troy 3-2 in the last outing between the two teams.
SCOUTING SOUTH ALABAMA
◊ South Alabama hosts Louisiana-Monroe on Friday night before welcoming the Panthers to Mobile, Ala. on Sunday afternoon. The Jaguars return to action after posting back-to-back shutouts in their opening two league matches, blanking Texas State 1-0 before playing to a scoreless draw against Louisiana on Sunday.
◊ Through 10 matches, South Alabama leads the Sun Belt in shots (165), points (71), goals (25), assists (21) and goals allowed (7).
◊ Briana Morris leads the Jaguars with eight goals and one assist for 17 total points, tied for the most among all players in the Sun Belt. Following Morris are upperclassmen Ana Helmert and Chole McGlade who each have nine total points on the year.
◊ Sunday will be the 14th all-time meeting between Georgia State and South Alabama. The Jaguars lead the series 10-2-1 and won the most recent contest 1-0 in 2018 at the GSU Soccer Complex.
LAST TIME OUT
◊ Georgia State picked up its first conference win of the season after defeating the defending Sun Belt Champion Little Rock Trojans 1-0 Friday night at the GSU Soccer Complex.
◊ The only goal of the game came in the 83rd minute from true freshman Jimena Cabrero, who knocked in her third game-winning goal of the season. Her three game-winners are tied for the most among all players in the Sun Belt.
◊ Senior midfielder and Preseason All-Conference honoree Brooke Shank fired a season-high three shots on goal.
◊ Between the posts, Georgia State keeper Kendra Clarke improved to 4-2-1 and recorded her third shutout of the season.