What you need to know:
* The Panthers are 5-3-6 overall and 2-1-4 in league play.
* The team posted its ninth shutout of the season, ranking first in the Sun Belt.
* GSU will close out road play next weekend in Arkansas.
ATLANTA- The Georgia State women’s soccer team used its ninth shutout of the season to earn a 0-0 double overtime draw against UL Monroe Sunday afternoon.
The Panthers are now 5-3-6 overall (2-1-4 Sun Belt) while the Warhawks are 6-7-2 overall (3-3-1 Sun Belt). The two teams are tied for third in the Sun Belt standings with 10 points each. Georgia State, which is undefeated in its last five matches, has three games remaining in the regular season.
The game started off focused on defense, with Georgia State holding UL Monroe to just one shot in the first half. The Panthers fired three shots, with freshmen Brooke Shank and Erin Rhodes taking all three and both having a shot on target.
The Panthers remained focused on defense in the second half, holding the Warhawks to just two shots. Georgia State took six shots in the last 45 minutes of the match, four of which were on target. UL Monroe’s six saves kept GSU out of the net and forced the match into overtime.
Senior Alexis Thomas took the lone shot in overtime, but the shot went wide and kept the score at a 0-0 draw.
Shank led the team in shots with six, four of which were on goal. She now leads the Panthers in shots with 25 and is tied for first in goals with three.
“Obviously we’re disappointed to not get the win, even though we were able to create some great chances,” head coach Ed Joyce said. “But you can’t be upset with your ninth shutout of the season. Amanda Bruemmer has been fantastic this season, she really anchors us in the back. Now we’re looking forward to traveling to Arkansas this weekend.”
The Panthers close out road play in Arkansas next weekend, playing at Little Rock Friday night and at Arkansas State on Sunday afternoon.