ATLANTA – Georgia State women’s soccer extended its win-streak to three games after the Panthers upended an undefeated Chattanooga Mocs team 2-1 Friday night at the GSU Soccer Complex.
Georgia State handed Chattanooga its first loss of the year, as the Mocs entered Friday’s contest with a 3-0-1 record and three straight shutouts. The Panthers improved to 3-2 overall and have outscored their opponents 9-2 during their three-match win streak.
Neither side was able to produce much offense in the opening 45 minutes, as both GSU and UTC headed to the break with three shots apiece. Georgia State’s Jimena Cabrero fired the first and only shot on goal of the first half in the 16th minute, but the UTC keeper made the save to keep the score knotted at zero.
The Panthers were finally able to find the back of the net after a flurry of shots in the opening 15 minutes of the second period, as a cross from Arianah Black connected with Liz Anne Fogarty who headed in her second goal of the season.
GSU kept up the pressure and created a chance in the 69th minute, after Brooke Shank tried to curl a shot in from the corner of the 18-yard box, but the Chattanooga keeper was able to get a hand on it and tip it away from goal. Cabrero was right there to gather her teammate’s miss and tapped in her second goal of the year to put the Panthers ahead 2-0.
The Mocs fought back and eventually cut into the GSU lead, as Bailey Gale knocked in a rebounded shot in the 72nd minute. The Panthers held strong in the closing 10 minutes, keeping UTC from creating any more threatening chances.
Kendra Clarke improved to 3-0 between the posts, as she recorded three saves for the third match in a row and kept her goals against average at 0.65.
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