Eagles Battle Armstrong Atlantic To Scoreless Draw In Exhibition Match
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Georgia Southern Women's Soccer Team opened the 2010 season with a scoreless draw against No. 19 Armstrong Atlantic State University in a exhibition match Sunday. The weather-shortened game was called due to inclement weather with 12:53 left in the second half.
Sophomore Morgan Springer (Mandeville, La.) led the Eagles with three shots, but Holly Dyer, a sophomore from Auburn, Ga., had the only shot on goal for the Eagles, which was saved by Armstrong Atlantic goalkeeper Tracey Mitchell.
Sophomore Missy Meyer (Alpharetta, Ga.) started the game in goal for the Eagles, making two saves in the first half. Freshman Katie Merson (Albuquerque, N.M.) stopped three shots, playing the shortened second half.
The Eagles got 20 of the 23 players on the roster into the game, including eight of 11 freshmen with two starting the match, Paige Grant (Albuquerque, N.M.) and Sydney Seer (Gambrills, Md.).
"Overall, it was good to see some of our freshman get out there and play, and see the chemistry of our team," Head Coach Ashley Hart said after the match. "There are definitely some things we need to work on. Defensively, we were shaky at times, and we didn't always attack as a group, but we did see some of our upperclassmen step up and create some problems up top."The Eagles next match is scheduled for August 20 when they open the regular season at home against Winthrop. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Eagle Field.
- Category: Women's Soccer
- Published on Sunday, 15 August 2010 16:10