Women’s soccer looks to soar over Phoenix

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  • Photo by: Tasha LundJunior goal keeper Katie Merson (0) snatches the ball to prevent a Citadel goal.

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Randall Hampton


The Georgia Southern University women’s soccer team is coming off of a tough loss to The Citadel Bulldogs to face off against the Elon University Phoenix tomorrow on the road.

Both teams are jockeying for position in the Southern Conference with the playoffs not that far off.  EU is currently holding the fourth position with a 2-1-3 record while GSU stands sixth in the conference with a record of 2-3-1.

In last year’s battle of the birds the teams needed two overtimes, but neither could find an offensive rhythm. The final score was 0-0.

Head coach Lindsey Vanderspiegel and leading goal scorer sophomore forward Sydnie Van Curen will lead GSU.

Head coach Chris Neal and leading goal scorer junior midfielder Simi Dhaliwal will lead the Phoenix team.

The Eagles have only managed five goals in their last four games following their 5-0 destruction of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  The lack of offense has led to a lack of wins, as GSU is 1-2-1 during that stretch.

EU has also struggled to find the back of the net with five goals in their last four games.  The Phoenix managed to squeeze two wins out of four goals during that stretch going 2-0-2.

EU defeated the Furman University Paladins 2-1 in their last game.

Tomorrow’s game will be the first of a two game road trip in North Carolina for the Eagles as the team attempts to get back on track.

GSU will be looking to spoil EU’s two game home stand and leapfrog them in the SoCon standings.

A win for the Eagles could give the team the momentum needed to finish the upcoming two game roadtrip strong against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spartans on Sunday.