What you need to know:
* The Panthers are 5-6-6 overall and 2-4-4 in Sun Belt play.
* The team fell to South Alabama 2-0 in the final regular match of the season for the Panthers.
* The team will not have to wait and see if they have qualified for one of the eight spots in the conference tournament.
ATLANTA- The Georgia State women’s soccer team fell 2-0 to South Alabama Friday night at the GSU Soccer Complex. Prior to the match, Amanda Bruemmer, Callie O’Connor, Shelby Soldat, and Alexis Thomas were honored as a part of Senior Day festivities as the group played the final home match of their careers.
The Panthers fell to 5-6-6 overall (2-4-4 Sun Belt) while the Jaguars improved 12-4-1 overall (7-2-0 Sun Belt).
Both teams started out wanting to limit the other team’s chances with USA narrowly outshooting GSU 3-2. Freshman Brooke Shank and sophomore Caitlin Ray each had a shot for Georgia State early in the match.
South Alabama scored mid-way during the first half, with Rio Hardy hitting the back of the net at the 22-minute mark.
The Panthers came into the second half looking to rally from a 1-0 deficit, taking six shots in the half. Despite several chances to score, three Jaguar saves kept GSU off the board.
USA had a late second half goal to widen the margin to 2-0 when Jemma Purfield scored off a deflection in in 78th minute of play.
The Panthers will now have to wait to see if they have qualified for one of eight spots in the conference tournament. The bracket for this year’s championship will be announced following the conclusion of all matches on Sunday.