What you need to know:
* The Panthers earned their second-straight shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over College of Charleston.
* Junior Javen Palmer scored the game-winner, his first career goal for Georgia State.
* The team will return to the field Saturday at Jacksonville.
MT. PLEASANT, S.C.- The Georgia State men’s soccer team earned its second-straight shutout in a 1-0 victory over College of Charleston Tuesday night. Junior Javen Palmer scored the game-winner, his first career goal for GSU.
With the win, the Panthers improved to 6-3 while the Cougars fell to 2-5-1.
The team fired just two shots in the first half, focusing on defensive play. College of Charleston took 11 shots in the first 45 minutes, with senior Yannic Horn keeping the team off the board with four saves.
The Panthers got on the board quickly coming out of halftime, as Palmer scored what proved to be the game-winner at the 55-minute mark.
The Cougars led the shot count 18-7, but only put four on target against GSU. Lukas Joyner led Georgia State in shots with three, putting one on goal.
“We’re very proud of the guys getting a tough 1-0 win on the road tonight,” head coach Brett Surrency said. “College of Charleston is a difficult team to play against and it took a gritty performance by the boys to get the win tonight.”
The Panthers will return to the field on Saturday at Jacksonville for the final match in a three-game road stretch. Kickoff at Southern Oak Stadium is set for 7 p.m.
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