Women’s soccer wins big against Arkansas State

The Georgia State Women’s Soccer team took a huge win in Sun Belt conference play with a 5-2 mauling of the Arkansas State Red Wolves, scoring three first half goals Oct. 5.

The Panthers then saw off an attempted comeback from the Red Wolves in the second half with two more goals.

Georgia State started the game’s scoring with a goal from Lauren Harriman in the 11th minute.

A poorly cleared ball to her and she put the ball into the back of an open net ten yards out.

The Panthers doubled their lead in the 19th minute with Whitney Ravan grabbing her fourth goal of the season, executing a smart turn past a Red Wolves defender and slotting the ball into the bottom left corner.

Suzanne Arafa grabbed her first career goal in the 43rd minute. A long ball over the top of the defense found her one-on-one with the Red Wolves goalkeeper, and she calmly kicked the ball past the goalkeeper into the net.

In the second half, Arkansas State poured the pressure on, with the Panthers defense letting in two goals in a six minute span to cut the Panthers lead to one.

Rebecca Copeland found the back of the net with a deflected shot for her first career goal, and Ravan completed a brace shot into the top left corner.

The Women’s Soccer team’s next game is against rival Georgia Southern Oct. 12 at Panthersville.