ATLANTA--The Georgia State men's soccer team hosts its final regular-season match of the 2012 season on Sunday afternoon against Stetson at 1 p.m.
The Panthers (5-12-0, 2-8-0) will honor eight student-athletes prior to Sunday's match for their devotion for the last four years to the team. In total, the eight seniors have been a part of 29 wins the past four seasons and have been instrumental in ushering in a new era of Georgia State men's soccer.
"They've been a big reason why we've been able to turn things around here," third-year head coach Brett Surrency said. "They have really meant a lot on and off the field. I feel like they've put a lot into the program and they deserve to go out winners."
Sunday's match will mark the first time that GSU and Stetson (3-9-2, 2-5-1) have met since 2004. Georgia State owns a commanding 20-7-1 lead in the all-time series. The match is the season finale for both GSU and Stetson.
GSU is coming off a 2-1 win in overtime in its Colonial Athletic Association finale vs. George Mason. Senior Alex Vivanco netted the game-winning goal in overtime to lead the Panthers to the victory. It was his second goal of the match and his second multi-goal match of the season.
Stetson is led on offense by Kai Eckenrode with five goals and an assist for 11 points. The Hatters are looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Atlantic Sun foes last week.
Goalkeeper Vincent Foermer, forward Gimel Gordon, midfielder Eric Lawrence, midfielder Yasser Majluf, midfielder Victor Nkhoma, midfielder Alex Reyes, defender Peter Vania and Vivanco will all be honored prior to Sunday's match.
Admission to all Georgia State men's soccer matches at the GSU Soccer Complex is free for all fans. For those fans not in attendance, visit the men's soccer page at GeorgiaStateSports.com on game day for a link to live stats. Check back after the match for a full recap and box score.