What you need to know:
* The Panthers fell to the 49ers 4-3 Tuesday night in a tough overtime loss.
* The team is now 10-5-1, with two matches left on its schedule.
* GSU will head to Hartwick Saturday afternoon for its final road match.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Georgia State men’s soccer team dropped a 4-3 hard-fought match in overtime at Charlotte Tuesday night. Senior Nick Hague scored his first goal of the season, with Max Hemmings and Rashid Alarape also scoring goals.
With the loss, the Panthers fell to 10-5-1 and the 49ers improved to 6-4-4.
Georgia State fell behind quickly, with Charlotte scoring twice in the first 30 minutes. Hague was able to quickly answer, putting GSU on the board in the 30th minute.
The Panthers came out of halftime down 2-1, with Hemmings tying the match at the 49-minute mark. Alarape edged Georgia State ahead in the 53rd minute, with the 49ers knotting the match again three minutes later.
Neither team was able to pull ahead in regulation, forcing an overtime situation. Charlotte put the match away early in extra time, scoring in the 91st minute.
The GSU offense had a solid performance, putting 11 of its 14 shots on target. Alarape led the team with four shots, while three Panthers fired two.
“We’re disappointed in the result but quite pleased with the players,” head coach Brett Surrency said. “It says a lot to battle back from being down 2-0 and take a 3-2 lead. We haven’t had a loss in almost a month so it’s a different feeling but one we will use for motivation as we finish Sun Belt play.”
The Panthers will return to the field Saturday afternoon at Hartwick in the team’s final road match of the regular season.
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