ATLANTA – For the first time in nearly a month, the Georgia State men’s soccer team will play a home soccer match at the GSU Soccer Complex. The Panthers will host the Bison of Lipscomb Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. ET.
This is the seventh meeting between GSU and Lipscomb. Georgia State leads the all-time series 6-0. The last time the Panthers and Bison met was in 2011, and GSU earned a 1-0 win in Nashville, Tenn. Lipscomb, of the Atlantic Sun Conference, is 3-3-1 this season. Last time out, the Bison hosted the Hyatt Place Select Lipscomb Invitational on Sept. 20-22.
Georgia State was unbeaten in its two matches over the weekend, and improved to 1-5-1 this season. On Friday, the Panthers earned their first victory of the season with a 2-1 win at Seattle. Jamal Keene scored in the fourth minute to give GSU a 1-0 lead. The goal was Keene’s third of the season. Eddie Wilding doubled GSU’s lead with a goal in the 73rdminute. Seattle scored a goal one minute later, but Georgia State held on for the 2-1 win.
Sunday, the Panthers battled No. 6 ranked Washington to a 1-1 draw on the road. The Huskies found the back of the net first, but Amiri Abraham scored his first career goal in the 33rd minute to tie the score 1-1. CJ Cochran and the GSU defense kept Washington off the score sheet for the remainder of the match to preserve the tie. The result was the Panthers best against a top 10 team since a 2-1 win over No. 6 Clemson in 2001.
Jamal Keene leads GSU with three goals, having scored in the last three matches before Sunday’s at Washington. CJ Cochran has played all 649 minutes in goal for Georgia State through eight games.
GSU will play eight of its final 12 matches at home including three straight. The Panthers next match is Oct. 1 against UNCG at 5 p.m. ET at the GSU Soccer Complex.