Women’s and Men’s soccer weekend recap

Marqus Williams

The Georgia Southern Men’s soccer team tied with James Madison 1-1 last Friday, followed by a win from the Women’s team against Kennesaw State 3-2. The Dukes scored first in the 35th minute with a header from Aaron Ward-Baptiste.

The men’s team then answered with their own header in the 48th minute when Rasmus Juul put the ball in the back of the net with ease. The Eagles had opportunities in the game to take the lead and win the game but they missed a penalty kick before the half. A goal was also called offside in the second half.

“I thought the way they reacted to some adverse moments against a very physical and experienced JMU group, I’m very pleased,” John Murphy, GS men’s soccer coach, said.

The women’s team won against Kennesaw State 3-2 in a thrilling comeback victory after the men’s game. Being down 2-0 in the 26th minute, they were fueled by goals from Melinda Lucas, Rachel Hoekstra and Sarah Price, with the game-winner in the 86th minute.

“To go down two nothing that quickly, which I felt like a sucker punch for us, we took pretty good control of the game. We got them turned around and their back four couldn’t run to the ball,” Brian Dunleavy, GS women’s soccer coach, said.

The woman’s team played South Florida on Sunday which ended in a 2-0 loss. This game ended the Lady Eagles non-conference schedule as they play at Louisiana-Monroe this Thursday at 4 p.m. The men’s team play at the University of South Carolina on Tuesday at 7 p.m.