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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—On Sunday, Georgia State women’s soccer defeated Marshall to win the conference match for the second time. Junior midfielder Elena Diaz scored the game’s opening goal for the Panthers in the 21st minute. With his fifth goal of the year, Diaz has moved into first place on the squad in scoring and second place in shots on goal with 11.

In the game’s opening frame, the Panthers registered 11 shots while the Thundering Herd only managed four. GSU responded in the second period after Diaz’s goal in the first and managed eight more shots for a total of 19 on the day. Alondra Nieves and Jimena Cabrero, who both had three team-high shots, were among the 11 Panthers who recorded shots on Sunday. On Diaz’s goal in the 21st minute, Cabrero registered the team’s lone assist of the day.

The following women had two shots on target on Sunday: Eva Diez Lois, Callee Maughon, Lauren O’Hearn, and Brooke Hart. Hart had a team-high two attempts on goal against Marshall after scoring a tying goal in the 88th minute to lift the Panthers past Sun Belt rival Appalachian State on Thursday. One goal was charted for each of Gabby West, Maddie Johnston, Bree Barley, Gracen Crosby, and Diaz. With four saves on the day, goalkeeper Jaddah Foos assisted the Panthers’ defense in keeping scoreless for a second straight game.

After defeating Marshall, GSU improved to 7-2-5 overall and 3-1-2 in the Sun Belt competition. The following week, GSU travels to Jonesboro, Arkansas, where it will take on SBC opponent Arkansas State on Sunday, Oct. 16. The game will begin at noon ET, and viewers may see live stats during the broadcast on ESPN+.