ATLANTA--In a spring season filled with closely-fought matches, the Georgia State men's soccer team has seen its defensive play star by allowing just two goals in five matches this spring season.

GSU owns a 1-1-3 mark in those five matches, including a 1-1 tie against the No. 11 seed in last year's NCAA Tournament in UAB. After conceding a goal early in the match, GSU junior Gimel Gordon received a feed from classmate Yasser Majluf before he deked free of the goalkeeper. Gordon slid the ball with his left foot into the open net to tie the match. GSU and UAB also met last fall in Birmingham, Ala., and tied by the same score.

Georgia State posted a 0-0 tie vs. the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League on Mar. 24. Redshirt freshman CJ Cochran was in net for the Panthers against the Silverbacks.

The Panthers own a 1-0 victory over Young Harris on Mar. 17. Freshman Dylan Crocker scored the lone goal of the match.

GSU also tied North Georgia 0-0 and dropped a 1-0 match to Furman this spring.

The Panthers, led by head coach Brett Surrency next host the Atlanta Metro Cup on Saturday, Mar. 31. Local opponents such as Clayton State, Emory, Oglethorpe and Southern Poly will all play matches at the GSU Soccer Complex in Panthersville.

"We believe in using the spring as an opportunity for everyone to get playing time, gain real game experience and ultimately improve," Surrency said. "Additionally, it gives us the chance to try out some different combinations of players and see which ones work well together."

Georgia State wraps up its spring schedule with two matches in Statesboro, Ga. vs. Georgia Southern and Brewton Parker on Apr. 14.

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