SUNDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2004
Women's Soccer Drops Hard-Fought Match, 1-0, to Georgia State
Oct. 3, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia State's Lauren Chavez scored a goal with a looping shot in the 59th minute to give the Panthers (4-2-5, 1-0-2 A-Sun) a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Jacksonville University (3-7-1, 2-2 A-Sun) in women's soccer action Sunday afternoon at the Ashley Sports Complex.
The goal went over the head of JU sophomore goalkeeper Michelle Kmiotek (Tampa, Fla.) as she was drawn away from the goal mouth. It was Chavez's third goal of the season and her first game-winner of 2004.
The Dolphins had a flurry of shots blocked in the 37th minute, as sophomore midfielders Debbie Arias (Winter Haven, Fla.) and Jenny Borschel (St. Petersburg, Fla.) both had shots blocked from the wings. Junior defender Amber Otto's (DeLand, Fla.) shot was cleared away from the goal by a Georgia State defender to end the Dolphin threat.
"I'm very proud of the way we played today," said head coach Chris Kouns. "This effort is much more indicative of what this team can do. Give Georgia State credit, as they have only lost two games this year. They did what they needed to get the win."
The Panthers outshot JU, 14-11, while also taking more corner kicks than the Dolphins, 7-4. Kmiotek had three saves on the afternoon.
JU returns to action Sunday, Oct. 10, at Troy. The match is slated for a 1 p.m. ct start.
2004 WOMEN'S SOCCER