HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Georgia State women’s soccer team fell to SEC opponent Mississippi State 3-0 on Sunday.
After multiple schedule changes because of rain from Hurricane Isaac, Georgia State (1-3, 0-0 CAA) got in their only match of the weekend against Mississippi State (5-0, 0-0 SEC) on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Mississippi State struck early against the Panthers, scoring the only goal of the first half just 2:19 into the game. It was the fourth goal of the season for Honeye Heydari of the Bulldogs. Georgia State managed to get two shots off in the first half, but both went wide left. The Bulldogs had one more shot on goal in the half, but goalkeeper Rebecca Ingram denied the second goal for Mississippi State.
The second half started off very similar to the first. Again, the Bulldogs were able to find the net early into the second half. At the 54th minute, Elisabeth Sullivan found the net and put the Bulldogs up 2-0. One minute later, Mississippi State’s Heydari scored again, giving the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead over the Panthers. The Bulldogs would never relinquish the lead.
Georgia State had a total of five shots on goal, but just couldn’t find the back of the net. Alyssia Feronti had three of Georgia State's shots, one of those being on goal. Lyndsey Gaffney had another two of the Panthers' total 10 shots, also one on goal.
The Panthers will return to Atlanta for a home contest with Mercer on Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. at the GSU Soccer Complex.