Women’s soccer prepares for Jaguars and Panthers in action-packed weekend

Amanda Arnold

The women’s soccer team has an entirely new coaching staff and has high hopes for rivalry weekend. 

GS sits at 4-6-1 and 1-2-1 in conference play, before playing South Alabama and Georgia State this weekend. 

The Jaguars have a 9-3-2 record coming into the game and 4-1-1 in conference play. The team held GSU and Arkansas State scoreless for both of their victories and have taken more shots in the first half of every game than the second. 

USA is led by senior forward Briana Morris who has notched nine goals over the course of the season, and was named to the 2018 All-Tournament team.

After Friday’s game, GS will turn around and play rival GSU on Sunday at 1 p.m.

This will be the first time that Interim Head Coach Josh Moffet has been a part of the rivalry with GSU and he has prepared the team just like they have prepared for every other game. 

“When your closest rivals come to town, you can throw the records and history out of the window because anything can happen in these games,” he said. “Yes…you have to show heart, fight and desire – you must come out on top in all aspects of the game. There’s no doubt that we’re expecting a tough game, both teams are fighting to put points on the board to secure a playoff spot, but also to win the points for the Southern-State Rivalry Series.”

GSU holds a 4-6-2 record and, similarly, a 1-2-1 conference record. The team is led by Spain native freshman forward Jimena Cabrero who has three goals on the season and has the highest shot percentage on the roster.

Redshirt sophomore Kendra Clarke has notched 31 saves during her nine games of work and has allowed 12 goals.