What you need to know:
*Georgia State hits the road to face Winthrop Saturday night
*The Panthers are on a two-game winning streak
*Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Field
ATLANTA – The Georgia State men’s soccer team looks to extend its two-game winning streak on Saturday when the team travels to Rock Hill, S.C., to take on the Winthrop Eagles. GSU has an opportunity to win at least three matches in a row for the sixth consecutive season.
The Panthers (2-2-0) earned their second win of the year in Tuesday’s 1-0 shutout over UNC Asheville at the GSU Soccer Complex. Max Hemmings struck a crisp pass to Aris Briggs who headed it in for the only goal of the night in the 28th minute. Georgia State’s Paul Tyson recorded his first shutout of the year and increased his total save count to 14, leading all Sun Belt keepers.
GSU enters Saturday’s contest ranked second in the conference in both total shots with 50 and goals allowed with three. Hemmings, a preseason All-Sun Belt honoree, ranks tied for first with 12 total shots.
Winthrop (1-2-0) aims to bounce back from back-to-back losses after falling to Wofford 1-0 on Sunday. The Eagles opened the season with a 6-0 thrashing of Georgia Southwestern but have yet to score a goal since. Jordan Walshaw leads Winthrop with one goal and three assists on the year.
Saturday will be the fourth ever meeting between Georgia State and Winthrop, with the Panthers owning a 2-1 record in the all-time series. GSU won the most recent outing 3-2 in double overtime during the 2017 season.
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