Eagles outperform The Citadel in first victory under interim head coach

Amanda Arnold

SAVANNAH  — The Georgia Southern women’s soccer team defeated The Citadel on Sunday, marking the first victory under interim head coach Josh Moffet.

GS controlled the pace of the game and maintained possession of the ball. In front of a large crowd in Savannah, the team bested the Bulldogs after what freshman midfielder Dani Coumbs called the “hardest preseason” of her soccer career.

“I’m very proud to have the first win and I’m very proud to be the head coach of a team like this,” Moffet said in a press release. “The girls are phenomenal, like every day we get to come in and for me, it’s not a job.” 

The game started off with a bang, with GS getting on the board during minute nine thanks to a goal from senior forward Frida Brattum. After another 45 minutes of play, freshman Coumbs increased the lead to make it 2-0 with the assist from freshman forward Kristin Spering and redshirt junior midfielder Marcela Montoya.

With momentum in the air, GS sealed the victory with back-to-back goals within 50 seconds during minute 65. Sophomore midfielder Nora Falnes and freshman midfielder Karin Winka notched their first collegiate scores.

Coumbs led the Eagles on offense with five shots and a goal, while the Bulldogs were held scoreless on behalf of senior goalkeeper Lauren Karinshak’s six saves.

I get to work with a group of girls who give you 100% whether it’s training, whether it’s games,” Moffet said. “They’re a fun group to work with so I’m very proud…When you’re scoring goals, it’s always fun to watch. Hopefully the fans are leaving here entertained.”

The team will travel to North Carolina on Friday to take on an 0-3 Gardner-Webb team.

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