What you need to know:
*Georgia State fell to Stetson 3-0 Tuesday night
*The Panthers finished with two more shots on goal than their opponent despite the loss
*GSU returns to action 7 p.m. Saturday for a home match against Howard
ATLANTA – Georgia State men’s soccer suffered a 3-0 defeat to Stetson Tuesday night at the GSU Soccer Complex.
The Panthers failed to net a goal for the second consecutive match and fell to 6-4-1 overall while Stetson improved to 5-6-1 on the season. It was the Hatters’ eighth win in 32 meetings with GSU.
Stetson struck first in the 16th minute off a slow-driven header that got past Georgia State keeper Paul Tyson and gave the Hatters a 1-0 lead. Stetson added to its lead with just six minutes before the halftime whistle blew, getting a cross into the box that the Hatters converted for their second goal.
Georgia State battled in the second half, getting good looks on goal from Aris Briggs, Max Hemmings and Frank Rosenwald, but were unable to cut into the Stetson lead. Hemmings led the Panthers with three shots on goal.
Stetson sunk its third goal of the match in the 83rd minute and built its lead to 3-0, making any chance of a Panther comeback unlikely. Despite the loss, GSU finished the night with a 7-5 advantage in shots on goal.
The Panthers return to the pitch 7 p.m. Saturday for a match against Howard at the GSU Soccer Complex. Fans can follow along via live stats.
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