Eagles finish regular season with a pair of losses

Daniel Waugh

With the Sun Belt Conference tournament next week, Georgia Southern looked to secure a good seed as they competed in their final two regular season matchups over the weekend on the road.

Game 1: Eagles: 0 App State: 1

The Eagles first traveled to Boone, NC to take on Appalachian State University in a heated rivalry game. Both teams started the first half trying to take advantage of the game. Georgia Southern took five total shots in the first half while the Mountaineers took three. However, neither team could get a ball into the net, and the score was 0-0 at half.

In the second half, Georgia Southern only took two shots while App State took four. The game was scoreless until the 75th minute of play, where App State’s Kebrina Keys scored off an assist from Jane Cline, giving the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead. The Eagles tried to answer in the remaining minutes of the game, but were unsuccessful and fell to Appalachian State 1-0.

Game 2: Eagles: 1 Texas State: 3

Georgia Southern then traveled to San Marcos, TX, for their final regular season game against Texas State University. The Bobcats of Texas State opened the game giving the Eagles trouble. In the second minute of play, Lynsey Curry scored with the assist from Brooke Ramsey, and Texas State took an early 1-0 lead. The Eagles tried to retaliate, taking three shots in the first half, but could not score on their chances. Georgia Southern went into halftime trailing 1-0.

The Eagles were able to retaliate in the second half however, scoring in the 62nd minute. Jennifer Wittick tallied her 11th goal of the season with an assist from Angelica Wallerstedt and tied the game up at 1 apiece.

Texas State responded to Georgia Southern’s goal and scored back-to-back goals in a span of five minutes. Lauren Prater scored in the 72nd minute, followed by Clarissa Leon scoring in the 77th minute.

Georgia Southern finished the year 6-10-2 overall and 3-5-1 in the Sun Belt. They currently sit at 7th in conference standings with the Sun Belt Conference tournament starting on Wednesday November 4. Their opening opponent is TBA.