Golden Eagles fall behind early, lose 5-1 to Georgia State

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Tennessee Tech soccer team opened up its season Saturday in Atlanta, Ga. with a 5-1 loss to Georgia State.

The Golden Eagles (0-1) were led by Katie Hoover, who scored on a free kick with just over five minutes to play. Michelle Decker tallied two shots in the game, and Kaitlyn Thacker got the nod at goalkeeper, and finished with 4 saves.

Georgia State got off to a fast start taking a 3-0 lead into halftime. The Panthers added two more goals before Hoover scored the Golden Eagles' first goal of 2008. The Panthers out shot Tech 28 to 6.

The Golden Eagles return to action Aug. 29 when they travel to Rock Hill, S.C. to face Winthrop, and again on Aug 31 at UNC Charlotte, before the home opener against Appalachian State on Sept. 5.