What you need to know:
*GSU travels to Arkansas to face Little Rock on Friday and Arkansas State on Sunday
*The Panthers enter the weekend ranked second in the Sun Belt in total shots
*Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. Friday at Little Rock
ATLANTA – Georgia State women’s soccer heads to Arkansas for a two-game road trip against Little Rock and Arkansas State this weekend, looking to earn its first win in Sun Belt play this season.
GSU (2-7-1, 0-2 Sun Belt) aims to bounce back after falling 1-0 to defending conference champion South Alabama Sunday afternoon at the GSU Soccer Complex. The Jaguars got the only goal of the match on a set piece in the 50th minute. Georgia State enters the weekend ranked second in the league in both total shots with 108 and corner kicks with 39.
Little Rock (5-3-1, 0-1 Sun Belt) is also hunting its first victory in Sun Belt play, as the Trojans dropped their conference opener to Coastal Carolina 2-1 on Friday. Little Rock currently possesses one of the most explosive offenses in the league, leading the Sun Belt in shots (118), points (51), goals (19), goals per game (2.11), assists (13) and assists per game (1.44). The team also ranks first in the conference with a goals against average of 0.95.
Arkansas State (3-2-2, 0-0 Sun Belt) hosts ULM in its conference opener Friday before taking on the Panthers Sunday. The Red Wolves enter the weekend first in the Sun Belt in goals allowed with eight and third in total assists with nine. ASU’s Maggie Ertl is tied for first among all Sun Belt players with three total assists.
Friday will be the seventh meeting between GSU and Little Rock, with the Trojans owning a 4-1-1 lead in the all-time series. In the most recent outing between the two programs, Little Rock knocked off the Panthers 3-1 in 2017.
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