Women’s Soccer Remains Unbeaten With 0-0 Draw at Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Georgia Southern’s unbeaten start to the 2012 season continued on Sunday afternoon as the Eagles split a 0-0 draw with Jacksonville. GSU goalkeeper Katie Merson posted her fourth shutout of the season as the Eagles close the third week of the season with a 3-0-2 record.
“We battled hard on Friday as did Jacksonville, and I think it showed in the play today,” said head coach Lindsey Vanderspiegel. “I don’t think we looked particularly sharp. I would like to see us being a little bit more consistent individually so that we can rely on players day-in and day-out.”
In the opening 45 minutes the Eagles withstood a shooting barrage of six shots with goalkeeper Katie Merson making three saves in goal for the Eagles. The GSU offense, conversely, logged three shots with none on target in the opening half. Jacksonville took seven shots in the second half and added two more in the overtime periods.
Stephanie Gratto produced the Eagles only two shots on goal in the 105th and 106th minutes, testing the JU goalkeeper for the first time.
Merson finished the afternoon with five saves to pick up her fourth shutout of the season and sixth in the junior’s career at GSU.
The Eagles were tagged for 20 fouls in the match while Jacksonville what whistled for 14 offences.
Southern is back at the friendly confines twice this week with home matches against South Carolina State on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m. against in-state rival Georgia State.
- Category: Women's Soccer
- Published on Sunday, 02 September 2012 16:07