Statesboro, Ga. - The Georgia Southern Women's Soccer
team lost 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Eagle Field to Appalachian State.
The Lady Eagles fall to 4-8-3 and
2-5-1 in the conference. The Mountaineers improved to 6-7-2 overall and 2-5-1
in the SoCon.
“I thought we did really well
today,” said Head Coach Ashley Hart.
“Soccer is one of those games where sometimes you don’t get the result that you
The Lady Eagles started the match
off with a quick shot. Ashley Toussaint(Warner Robins, Ga.)
took a shot just 52 seconds into the match. However, Appalachian State took
control of the first half and outshot Georgia Southern nine to six. The
Mountaineers also attempted six corner kicks to the Lady Eagles' none.
Ill.) made four saves in the
first half and seven saves overall. Santosmade two saves within a minute of each
other near the end of the first half.
Sara Oland(Evans, Ga.)
Southern’s last chance to score in the first half with just seven seconds to
go, but her shot was stopped by the Mountaineers' goalkeeper Caroline Clark for
The match headed into halftime
with a score of 0-0.
Appalachian State came out of the half
and attacked the net in the 49th minute of play. Casey Cleary took a shot on
goal that was stopped by Santos. The
ball rebounded to Caroline Lowe who put the ball on target, but Laura Smith (Buford, Ga.)
headed the ball out of the net for the team save.
Olandtook another shot on goal in the 54th minute.
Ala.) headed a ball that sailed
left of the net in the 69th minute of action.
The Lady Eagles took four shots
including two shots on goal in a span of four minutes. Smith took one of the shots on goal in the 72nd minute and Chelsea Kephart (Cumming,Ga.)
had the other.
In the 74th minute the
Mountaineers got on the board with a shot by Amy Zahirski to the right side of
the net. The ball got past Santosto give Appalachian State a 1-0 lead.
Heights, Minn.) had
the Lady Eagles' last chance with a shot off of a free kick that was stopped by
“I thought we played a good 90
minutes. We came out and defended well. We created some opportunities but were
unable to score. I think it was one of our better games,” said Coach Hart.
Southern returns to action Friday against UNC Greensboro at 7 p.m. in Greensboro, N.C.