What you need to know:
*Georgia State has its second road match of the year at Chattanooga Friday night
*The Panthers rank tied for second in the Sun Belt in goals allowed
*Kick off is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Finley Stadium
ATLANTA – Georgia State women’s soccer looks to wrap up the month of August with on a high note and carry its momentum from last weekend’s undefeated slate into this week’s matchups at Chattanooga on Friday and home against UAB on Sunday.
The Panthers (1-2-1) enter the weekend ranked tied for second in the Sun Belt in goals allowed with four and hold a 0.91 goals against average, the third best mark in the conference. GSU knocked off in-state foe Mercer 3-2 in double overtime last Friday and followed with a scoreless draw vs. Jacksonville State on Sunday. Senior forward Caitlin Ray netted the game-winning goal in the 108th minute in Friday’s win over the Bears.
Brooke Shank, the reigning Sun Belt Offensive Player of the week, notched the first two goals for the Panthers in their victory over Mercer. Her two goals vs. the Bears are tied for the most goals in a single match for a Sun Belt player this year and her four points in a single match rank tied for second.
Chattanooga (3-1-0) has earned all its wins in similar fashion, shutting out its opponent 3-0 in three separate matches. The Mocs’ lone loss of the year was to defending Sun Belt champion South Alabama 6-1 Friday night. Southern Conference Player of the Week Chloe Arnold is tied for first in the nation in goals scored with five through four games.
UAB (1-2-0) looks to build off its first win of the season after knocking off Samford 2-0 on Aug. 26. The Blazers host Memphis on Thursday night before traveling to the GSU Soccer Complex on Sunday. Jamiera Lunsford leads the team with three points and is the co-leader in goals scored with one.
Friday’s match between Chattanooga and Georgia State will be the third ever meeting between the two programs, with GSU leading the all-time series 2-0. In the most recent outing, the Panthers topped the Mocs 2-0 in 2017.
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