What you need to know:
*GSU hosts Lipscomb in its first home match of the season
*The Panthers aim to pick up their first win after an 0-2 start
*Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the GSU Soccer Complex
ATLANTA – Georgia State men’s soccer aims to rebound from an 0-2 start with a victory in its first home match of the season Saturday night vs. Lipscomb.
GSU (0-2-0) fell to ninth-ranked Louisville 1-0 on Tuesday and dropped another 1-0 decision on the road in the team’s first match of the year to Central Arkansas. While the Panthers are still looking for their first goal of the season, the team is just about even with its opponents in shots per game – GSU averages 10.0 while its opponents average 12.0. Georgia State also owns an advantage in corner kicks through two matches 11-9.
Lipscomb (1-1-0) comes off a 2-1 road loss to South Carolina on Monday. The Bisons struck first with the opening goal of the match in the 34th minute from freshman Daniel Zapata, but the Gamecocks rallied with two unanswered goals for the win.
LU keeper Chris Zappia enters Saturday’s match as the reigning ASUN Defensive Player of the Week after recording his fifth career shutout in the Bisons’ season-opening win over Belmont. Javier Leija leads the Bisons with three total points.
Saturday will be the 11th meeting between Georgia State and Lipscomb. The Panthers lead the all-time series 9-1 but dropped the latest match between the two programs 1-0 in overtime in 2017.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the GSU Soccer Complex. Live stats will be available at GeorgiaStateSports.com.
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