What you need to know:
*GSU takes on Texas State on Friday and Louisiana on Sunday
*The two matches are the last of the regular season
*Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Friday at Texas State
ATLANTA – After back-to-back shutout victories over Appalachian State and Coastal Carolina last week, Georgia State women’s soccer aims to extend its four-game winning streak in the final weekend of the regular season with road matchups against Texas State and Louisiana. A strong finish to the year would give the Panthers their first Sun Belt Tournament appearance since 2015.
GSU (6-9-1, 4-4 Sun Belt) returns to the pitch after a dominating 4-0 performance over Coastal Carolina on Sunday. It was Georgia State’s fourth consecutive conference win, the first time since 2003 the team had won four straight conference matches. The Panthers have been on a tear on both sides of the pitch during the streak, outscoring opponents 11-3.
Brooke Shank leads GSU with five goals on the season, tied for the third most among all Sun Belt players this season. Caitlin Ray, who joins Shank as the co-leader in total points with 11, is tied for first in the league with five assists. Between the posts, Madi Card picked up Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording two straight clean sheets against some of the conference’s more high-powered attacks.
Texas State (9-5-1, 7-0-1 Sun Belt) also enters Friday’s contest on a four-match win streak, including three consecutive shutouts. The Bobcats have yet to lose a conference match this season and rank second in the league in both goals scored with 24 and goals allowed with 12. The team is led by junior forward Kaylee Davis, who is tied for third in NCAA Division I in goals scored with 14.
Louisiana (3-11-2, 2-6 Sun Belt) looks to snap its four-match losing streak over the weekend, including stopping its drought of four straight matches without a goal. The Ragin’ Cajuns will take on South Alabama on Friday before hosting GSU on Sunday. Louisiana enters the weekend fifth in the conference in total saves with 71.
Friday’s kickoff against Texas State is set for 8 p.m. in San Marcos, Texas. Fans can watch the match live on Texas State All-Access or follow the match via live stats. Sunday’s match at Louisiana is set for a 1 p.m. kickoff and fans can watch the match live on the Ragin’ Cajuns Digital Network or follow along via live stats.
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