GSW Lady Hurricanes get drubbed by 10th-ranked Columbus State

Published 10:40 pm Monday, October 25, 2021

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COLUMBUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Women’s Soccer Team (GSW) made the 65-mile trek to Columbus hoping to pull off a monumental upset over one of the top teams in the nation in NCAA Division II: the Lady Cougars of Columbus State. However, reality quickly set in when the Lady Cougars scored two goals during the first six minutes of the match and scored five more goals thereafter, handing the Lady Hurricanes a 7-0 loss on Saturday, October 23, at the Walden Soccer Complex.

Maria Kilset and Vanessa Aviles scored the Lady Cougars’ first two goals. Then CSU netted three more goals from Lauren Barnes, Rachel Sweigard and Avery Hanson.

Then right before halftime, the Lady Cougars got their sixth goal of the match from Sage Smith and would later add their seventh and final goal in the second half from Lizz Forshaw.

The Lady Hurricanes were totally dominated on the pitch in this match, as Payton Johnson was the only GSW player to get a shot on goal. GSW Goalkeeper Grace O’Shaughnessy was able to tally two saves on the day for the Lady Hurricanes.

With the loss, GSW falls to 7-6-1 overall on the season and is now 2-5-1 in the Peach Belt Conference.

The Lady Hurricanes will hit the pitch at Hurricane Field for the last time this year when they host North Georgia on Saturday, October 30, at 7 p.m.

Information in this article was obtained from both the GSW and Columbus State athletic websites: and