Georgia State at Mercer
Friday, Sept. 13
Macon, Ga. | 7 p.m. ET
ATLANTA – GSU women’s soccer will look to stay unbeaten in the month of September as the Panthers face a challenging weekend slate that features a road contest against Mercer on Friday before returning home to square off against Georgia on Sunday.
SCOUTING MERCER (4-1)
-Mercer enters Friday’s match on a three-game win streak, outscoring its last three opponents 9-2. The Bears most recently knocked off Gardner-Webb 2-1 in double overtime last Friday at Betts Stadium.
-Mercer’s 4-1 start to the season is the best start for the team since 2011.
-The Bears posted 36 shots in Friday’s victory over Gardner-Webb, the most since the team fired 37 against Alabama A&M in 2014.
-Junior midfielder Abigail Zoeller leads Mercer with eight total points, notching two goals and adding four assists. Nicole Icen leads the team with three goals scored.
-Friday will be the 28th all-time meeting between Mercer and Georgia State, with the Panthers holding a 14-10-3 edge in the series. GSU won the most recent outing 3-2 in double overtime in 2018.
SCOUTING GEORGIA (2-3-1)
-Georgia returns to the pitch after falling to No. 19 Clemson 2-1 in Sunday’s match at Historic Riggs Field. The Bulldogs host Georgia Southern on Friday before traveling to take on Georgia State in Atlanta on Sunday.
-UGA returned all eleven starters to the lineup for 2019, including all stat leaders from last year’s team.
-Georgia scored five goals in its shutout victory over Maryland on Sept. 1, tied for the second most goals scored in a single match under head coach Billy Lesesne.
-Freshman forward Chole Chapman leads UGA with three goals on the year.
-The Bulldogs own a 14-0-2 all-time record against Georgia State, including a 2-0 victory in 2018 at the Turner Soccer Complex.
WEEK 3 RECAP
-Georgia State opened the first week of September without a loss, topping Chattanooga 2-1 on Friday before playing to a scoreless draw against UAB on Sunday.
-Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Kendra Clarke picked up Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors after allowing just one goal and tallying nine total saves during the week to keep GSU unbeaten in its last four matches. She earned a career-high six saves and her second shutout of the year in Sunday’s 0-0 draw at UAB.
-Four different Panthers co-lead the team in total points after six contests, including Jimena Cabrero, Jocelyn Jones, Liz Anne Fogarty and Jolie Ryff.
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