What you need to know:
*Georgia State earned its first win of the season with a 2-1 victory in overtime vs. Lipscomb
*Frank Rosenwald scored the game-winning goal in the 92nd minute
*GSU is back in action 7 p.m. Tuesday at home vs. UNC Asheville
ATLANTA – Frank Rosenwald netted the game-winning goal in the second minute of overtime to lead Georgia State men’s soccer to its first victory of the season over Lipscomb Saturday night at the GSU Soccer Complex.
“I thought we learned a lot about ourselves tonight,” GSU head coach Brett Surrency said. “We haven’t been in this position yet – to battle back and level it, then find a little extra to get the win. I thought the adjustments we made late in the first half and into the second half really helped us and the guys were able to execute what we wanted to put into it. Full credit to the guys, they worked their tails off to get back in this game and really earned this win.”
The Panthers (1-2-0) fell behind 1-0 after Lipscomb (1-2-0) nailed the first goal of the match in the 25th minute. Each team had some good looks at goal but were unable to find the back of the net for the remainder of the first half. GSU and Lipscomb each finished with seven total shots after the first 45 minutes of play.
Georgia State raised its level of play in the second half, controlling much of the possession and rattling off 10 shots while holding the Bisons to only three. The Panthers’ relentless attack finally paid off when Rosenwald took a few touches into the box and dished to Max Hemmings who buried the game-tying goal with two minutes to go.
GSU carried that momentum into the first overtime period, where Rosenwald fired a shot that was saved by the Lipscomb keeper, corralled his miss and booted the game-winner all within the first two minutes.
The Panthers finished the night with 19 total shots and nine on goal while the Bisons had 10 total shots and five on goal. GSU not only ended the night with more shots than Lipscomb, but also had four more corners than a Lipscomb team that entered Saturday’s match averaging 7.5 more corners than its opponent per game.
“Once Max was able to put one away I think the confidence grew even more,” Surrency said. “I couldn’t be more pleased for these guys. I’m really happy for Frank as well, he deserved the goal at the end. We’ll enjoy this tonight then we’ll regroup and focus on UNC Asheville afterwards.”
Georgia State returns to the pitch 7 p.m. Tuesday for a home match against UNC Asheville. Fans can watch the game live on PantherVision or follow along via live stats at GeorgiaStateSports.com
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