Georgia State (5-0-3) vs. Mercer (7-2)
Saturday, Oct. 5
Atlanta, Ga. | 7 p.m. ET
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ATLANTA – After setting a new program record for most consecutive games without a loss to open a season, Georgia State men’s soccer returns to the pitch for a Saturday night showdown against in-state rival Mercer at the GSU Soccer Complex.

SCOUTING MERCER

◊ Mercer enters the weekend on a three-game win streak, most recently defeating Winthrop 2-1 on Tuesday. Sophomore forward Trevor Martineau scored both goals for the Bears.

◊ Martineau has scored a goal in each of the last three games for Mercer. He has seven goals and seven assists for 21 total points and ranks third in NCAA Division I in both total assists and total points, and fourth in points per game (2.33).

◊ The Bears have nearly doubled their opponents’ shots on goal through nine contests, firing 60 shots on target while holding opponents to just 38.

◊ Saturday will be the 57th all-time meeting between GSU and Mercer. The Panthers lead the series 35-18-3, including a 20-4-2 record in matches played at the GSU Soccer Complex.

LAST TIME OUT

◊ For the first time in school history, Georgia State men’s soccer has opened the first eight matches of the season without a loss.

◊ The Panthers earned a 1-0 victory over Stetson Tuesday night at the Athletic Training Center, surpassing the previous record of seven straight matches without a loss to start the year set in 1967.

Frank Rosenwald scored the lone goal of the match, his fourth of the season. Rosenwald was named the Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a goal and adding an assist in GSU’s 2-2 draw with ETSU.

◊ Redshirt junior goalkeeper Paul Tyson finished with a season-high six saves against the Hatters and earned his third shutout of the year, the most among all goalies in the Sun Belt.

QUICK KICKS

◊ Georgia State owns one of the top offenses in Division I men’s soccer, ranking inside the top-25 nationally in scoring offense (2.25), shots on goal per game (6.88) and shot accuracy (.500).

Aris Briggs has tallied nine goals through eight matches, leading all Division I men’s soccer players with a 1.13 goals per game average. Briggs also ranks tied for second in total goals (9) and third in points per game (2.38).

◊ Junior midfielder Dylan Morris has tallied three assists this season, tied for the most among all players in the Sun Belt.

◊ The Panthers are ranked No. 7 the latest United Soccer Coaches Association Southeast Region rankings.

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