Eagles Storm The Citadel For 2-0 Win
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Georgia Southern Women's Soccer won its third consecutive match with a 2-0 victory over The Citadel on Thursday afternoon (October 13th). The victory improves the Eagles' unbeaten run to four-straight matches and takes Georgia Southern to 5-7-2 overall and an even 3-3-1 in Southern Conference play.
Courtney Collins (Mason, Ohio) scored both goals for the Eagles in the victory. Her 13th minute strike gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead early in the match. An inlet pass by Sara Oland (Evans, Ga.) helped Collins split two Bulldog defenders and beat the goalkeeper.
The duo combined again just five minutes later for the seventh goal of the season for Collins. Oland's pass up through the Citadel defense brought Collins in prime position to tally her second goal of the match with 72 minutes remaining.
Sophomore goalkeeper Katie Merson continued her run of stellar play with yet another shutout in goal for the Eagles. The Albuquerque, N.M. native recorded her fourth shutout of the season. She made six saves in the match as The Citadel took 18 shots on the afternoon.
Georgia Southern logged six shots in the opening frame, but with a 2-0 lead, needed just two shots in the second half. Georgia Southern placed just one other shot on goal in the match en route to the victory.
The Eagles return to action on Sunday, October 16th against the College of Charleston. Georgia Southern faces the Cougars on senior day starting at 2 p.m.
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- Category: Women's Soccer
- Published on Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:36