Eagles clinch spot in Sun Belt Championship game

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

For the first time in program history, the Georgia Southern women’s soccer team will play in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game.

The Eagles clinched their spot in the final following a 2-1 comeback victory over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.

Mara Grutkamp gave ULM the lead late in the first half after netting a header off a corner kick in the 37th minute. However, despite taking the lead into the second half, it would not last long for the Warhawks.

Just two minutes into the second half, a shot from fifth-year forward Maddie Klintworth slipped through the hands of ULM goalkeeper Hailey Hilock.

Four minutes after tying the game, the Eagles scored the eventual game-winning goal off of a touch from senior midfielder Vala Krisitin Theodorsdottir.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this team,” said head coach Chris Adams. “In the first half, we were a little rattled. It took us a little white to settle in. But it’s a testament to the character of these kids.”

Georgia Southern will take on South Alabama in the championship game on Sunday at 2 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN+.