Women’s soccer opens season with a loss on the road

Amanda Arnold

The Georgia Southern women’s soccer team fell to the University of Maryland on the road to start their season off 0-1.

GS was caught off guard when Maryland’s redshirt sophomore forward Alyssa Poarch scored in the first minute of play. The team tightened up their defense and held the Terrapins to that one goal until the second half.

At minute 38, GS got on the board due to an own goal by UMD. Going into the half, the game was tied at one.

GS came out of the half playing with momentum, but it was not enough to take the lead as UMD scored another goal at minute 72. The game was called at the 79th minute due to lightning, causing a 45 minute delay. After the break, GS was unable to score again.

Senior goalkeeper Lauren Karinshak played for all ninety minutes and had six saves.

“I am proud of the efforts tonight from the whole team,” Head Coach Josh Moffet told GSEagles. “It was tough to go down early, but the team stuck together and showed the fight to get back into it. We’re looking forward to playing in front of Eagle Nation on Sunday.”

Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu