What you need to know:
*Georgia State lost 1-0 to defending Sun Belt champion South Alabama Sunday afternoon
*The Panthers finished with one more corner kick than its opponent despite the loss
*GSU is back in action 8:30 p.m. Friday at Little Rock
ATLANTA – Georgia State women’s soccer dropped a 1-0 decision to defending Sun Belt champion South Alabama Sunday afternoon at the GSU Soccer Complex.
The Panthers dropped to 2-7-1 overall and 0-2 in conference play while the Jaguars improved to 3-5-0 on the year and 1-0 in the Sun Belt.
Sunday’s match began as a back-and-fourth battle for possession in the first half, as both defenses made strong tackles and key takeaways to disrupt any major scoring threats. The Jaguars ended the half with four total shots and three on target while GSU had three total shots and two on target. The Panthers got their best look of the half in the ninth minute when Brooke Shank fired a shot that was halted by a diving save from the USA keeper.
South Alabama broke the scoreless tie in the 50th minute when the Jaguars scored on a free kick from about 25 yards out near the center of the field. GSU later went down a player after a red card was awarded to the Panthers in the 79th minute. The Panthers made one final push when Hannah Davis ripped a shot with under 10 minutes to play, but her shot was again saved by the USA keeper.
The Jaguars finished Sunday’s match with a 10-9 advantage in total shots and 7-4 advantage in shots on goal. Davis led the Panthers with three total shots and two on target. GSU keeper Lydia Fraga ended with six total saves, the third time this season she’s had six or more saves in a single match.
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