MACON, Ga. – Georgia State women’s soccer saw its four-match unbeaten streak come to an end Friday night at Betts Stadium, as the Panthers fell to Mercer 2-0 for their first loss since Aug. 25.
The loss moved GSU to 3-3-1 on the season while Mercer improved to 5-1.
Freshman forward Jimena Cabrero fired two quick shots in the game’s opening 10 minutes, one flying wide of the goal and another saved by the Mercer keeper. The Panthers were unable to create many opportunities following Cabrero’s early attempts, ending the first period with only two shots on target.
Mercer got on the scoreboard first in the 22nd minute, getting a goal from freshman forward Amaya Evans. The Bears added to their lead just three minutes later to go ahead 2-0.
GSU was limited to only three shots in the second half, finishing the match with 11 total shots and two on goal compared to Mercer’s 15 shots and eight on goal. Cabrero matched her career highs in both shots (3) and shots on goal (2) in Friday’s loss.
In goal, Georgia State keeper Kendra Clarke took her first loss of the year after a 3-0-1 start. She made six saves against the Bears, tying her career high set in last week’s contest at UAB.