GSU looks to end season on a postive note

Kristen Warren

After suffering two back-to-back losses against Southern Conference foes Furman University and Wofford College, the Georgia Southern University women’s soccer team will try to finish strong against Davidson College in GSU’s final regular season game.

The Eagles were unable to fight past an offensively loaded Wofford team. The Eagles held off the Terriers until the 17th minute when Wofford sophomore forward/midfielder Chloe Brackett snuck one past GSU junior goalkeeper Molly Williams.

Wofford continued to dominate the second half as senior midfielder Alex Kachulis scored with one minute left in regulation to pull the game out of reach for the Eagles.

GSU is looking to improve in conference play, taking on Davidson College on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at Eagle Field. GSU’s overall record is 5-10-2 with a 3-5-1 record in SoCon play.

Davidson has an overall record of 5-10-4 and a 3-5-1 record in SoCon play. Standout sophomore forward Sarah Tuggle leads the Wildcats with five goals and has shot 30 times this season. The Wildcats have scored 18 goals this season and have shot 223 times.

GSU has averaged 1.87 goals per game and has 89 total saves on the season. The Eagles will have an offensive advantage, being that Davidson has allowed 30 goals to their opponents this season and 126 shots on goal.

The Eagles should be able to make plays against the Davidson defense. The Wildcats allow 14.6 shots per game and a 0.108 shot percentage.

GSU was unable to get its offense going in its games against Furman and Wofford who were offensively loaded teams, as they both dropped the Eagles by a score of 2-0.

The Eagles were able to hold off the Paladins until the 44th minute when Furman freshman forward Carlie Couch shot past Williams. In the second half, Furman sophomore forward Stephanie DeVita scored to pull the game out of reach for the Eagles.

The Eagles must find ways to score in order be successful.

This will be the Eagles’ final regular season game before heading into tournament play. Another SoCon win is desperately needed for GSU.

The Eagles and Wildcats are neck-and-neck in the SoCon standings heading into this game. The SoCon tournament will start Nov 3.