Georgia State vs. Alabama A&M
Saturday, Aug. 31
7 p.m. ET
ATLANTA – Georgia State women’s soccer will look to bounce back from its 0-2 start to the season this weekend as the Panthers take on an undefeated Davidson club on the road before hosting Alabama A&M Saturday night at the GSU Soccer Complex.
- After a 2-14-1 record in 2018, the Wildcats have already matched their win total from last year. Davidson is off to a 2-0 start with wins over Gardner-Webb and Winthrop, the first time since 2008 the team has opened the season with back-to-back victories.
- Senior midfielder Sabine Chandler leads the Wildcats with five points through two matches, scoring two goals and adding an assist. Chandler is one of four different Davidson players to notch a goal this year.
- As a team, Davidson has doubled its opponents’ shots on goal 14-7. The Wildcats have fired 25 shots through two matches, but only five have come in the second half.
- Thursday will be the fourth all-time meeting between the two teams, with Davidson owning a 2-0-1 advantage in the series. The Wildcats won the most recent meeting against Georgia State 3-1 at the GSU Soccer Complex in 2015.
SCOUTING ALABAMA A&M
- Alabama A&M enters the weekend with an 0-1 record after falling to Mississippi State 4-0 in its season opener. The Lady Bulldogs finished the 2018 season with a 5-12-1 mark but brought back a number of key contributors for 2019.
- Junior forward Ayanna Gooden was named to the Preseason Second Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference in early August. She led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring last year, playing over 1,300 minutes and tallying 12 total points with four goals and four assists.
- GSU is 4-0 against Alabama A&M in the all-time series, most recently taking a 1-0 victory over the Lady Bulldogs at the GSU Soccer Complex in 2016.
WEEK 1 RECAP
- The Panthers went 0-2 during the opening week of the 2019 season. GSU fell on the road to No. 9 Vanderbilt 7-0 in Thursday’s opener then dropped a 4-1 decision to Kennesaw State on Sunday.
- Junior forward Lexie Knox recorded Georgia State’s first goal of the season while Hannah Davis notched the team’s first assist.
- True freshman Allie Strunk made her season-debut in goal on Sunday, conceding four goals and making two saves. Georgia State has started a different keeper in each of its first two contests, still searching for a mainstay between the posts.
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