ATLANTA – Georgia State women’s soccer picked up its fourth point in conference play as the Panthers played to a scoreless draw against Arkansas State Friday night at the GSU Soccer Complex.
The tie was GSU’s second of the season, moving the Panthers to 1-2-1 in Sun Belt play and 4-6-2 overall this season. Arkansas State picked up its first draw of the season to put the Red Wolves at 7-3-1 on the year and 3-0-1 in the SBC.
Both sides struggled to create many chances in the first half of the match. Both GSU and ASU had four shots on goal with the Panthers having the only shot on goal after 45 minutes of play. Both sides also had one corner kick apiece going into the break.
The second half started off in a similar manner to the first in which few scoring chances were created. One of Georgia State's best opportunities came in the 64th minute when Jimena Cabrero had a long-range effort narrowly saved by ASU’s goalkeeper Megan McClure. The second half produced just three shots on goal from ASU, while the Panthers had two only shots on target.
GSU got one of its best looks of the night within the opening minutes of the first overtime period, when Brooke Shank fired a shot that was narrowly blocked on the six-yard box of ASU and sent the following rebound crashing into the crossbar. Neither team was able to find the chance to break the scoreless deadlock by the end of overtime.
Georgia State is back in action 6 p.m. Friday to take on Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C.