What you need to know:
*Georgia State men’s soccer won its fifth straight game after defeating Presbyterian 4-0 Friday afternoon
*Four different Panthers scored in Friday’s win
*GSU is back in action Sept. 22 at Mercer
ATLANTA – Georgia State men’s soccer rolled past Presbyterian 4-0 Friday afternoon at the GSU Soccer Complex for its fifth consecutive win, the second time under head coach Brett Surrency the Panthers have strung together five victories in a row.
The win boosted GSU to 5-2-0 overall while Presbyterian dropped to 0-6-0. The last time the Panthers went on a five-game winning streak was the 2016 season, a year Georgia State earned 14 wins and made it to the Sun Belt Tournament finals.
“The nice thing about it is that we’ve done it in different ways,” Surrency said of the winning streak. “Playing our third game within a six-day period with the first two away and then today with the temperature feeling like 100 degrees, that’s a huge credit to these guys.”
Junior forward Frank Rosenwald got the Panthers on the board first Friday in the 17th minute with his second goal of the season. Kyle Clinton added another in the 28th minute off a cross from Matthew Fearnley to give GSU a two-score advantage heading into the break.
The Panthers continued to attack in the second, getting their third goal of the match in the 60th minute when Hannes Burmeister launched a cross from the far sideline that met Aris Briggs in the box who finished for his second goal of the year. GSU made it 4-0 just four minutes later when Alex Summerfield headed in his first goal of the year off a cross from Dylan Morris.
Georgia State finished with seven total shots and six on goal, its second-highest shot on goal percentage this season. The Panthers also finished with seven corner kicks while the Blue Hose had only five. Junior keeper Paul Tyson notched five saves and earned his second shutout of the year.
“I think once you start winning some games it’s tough to break that spirit and the guys are in a good place right now.” Surrency said. “Our job is to continue that mentality and stay humble and continue to win and understand why we’re winning.”
GSU returns to the pitch Sept. 22 at in-state foe Mercer. Fans can follow the action via live stats.
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