Georgia State women’s soccer had their first conference loss Sept. 28 after falling 2-1 to the UL Monroe Warhawks. In the second half, the Panthers threw away a 1-0 lead.
The Panthers tested the Warhawks early with three shots. Warhawks goalkeeper Katherine Werther had two saves in the first 16 minutes to deny Panthers forwards Whitney Ravan and Ashley Nagy.
The first half ended quietly, with the Panthers holding an edge in shots and corner kicks, both 3-2, but with no goals to show for it. The half ended at 0-0.
In the 54th minute, Georgia State opened the scoring with a goal from Callie O’Connor. Lauren Harriman sent a cross in that found O’Connor who sent a low drive into the bottom left corner.
The goal spurred on the Warhawks, and Panthers goalkeeper Brie Haynes had to make four saves over the next 20 minutes. The pressure caught up and Haynes was beat in the 78th minute for the equalizer.
A cross into the box saw Warhawks player Karlea Fehr find the roof of the net with her shot, and two minutes later the Panthers were delivered a crushing blow.
A loose ball in the box was stabbed home by the Warhawks to bring the final score to 2-1.
The Panthers were unable to come up with a response and the match ended.