Sun Belt Conference Play Begins

Daniel Waugh

This Friday, Sun Belt Conference competition begins for the Women’s team, and Georgia Southern kicks off play against two Louisiana rivals.

On Friday, the Eagles will take on the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana Lafayette at 7 p.m. at Eagle Field. Following Friday’s game, they will take on Louisiana Monroe University on Sunday at 1 p.m., which is also at Eagle Field.

Last season, Georgia Southern played both teams in Louisiana and came home with back-to-back victories.

With Sun Belt Conference play beginning this weekend, the road to Atlanta also begins. This year’s conference championship is in Atlanta, Georgia the week of November 2.

Last season, the conference championship was in Mobile, Alabama. The Eagles entered the tournament as the #4 seed with a 5-3-1 conference record. They defeated Appalachian State in the quarterfinal round, but lost in the semifinals to the #1 seed and eventual Sun Belt champions, South Alabama.

This season, the Eagles are looking to capture their first Sun Belt Championship in women’s soccer history. Their three loses in the conference were against South Alabama, Troy University, and Georgia State.

With all three of these games being at home instead of away, they look to exact revenge in Statesboro. With a 5-0-2 record at home last season, and with a current 2-0-1 home record this year, they are looking to keep the momentum at Eagle Field.

The last time Georgia Southern lost two games on the road earlier this season, they have rebounded and won their next two games at home.

With this weekend’s games at home, the Eagles look to get back to their winning ways and establish themselves at the top of the Sun Belt standings.