What you need to know:
*GSU extended its winning streak to three games after knocking off Winthrop 3-1
*Lukas Joyner led the Panthers with two goals
*Georgia State plays next 6 p.m. Tuesday at Belmont
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Three goals within the first thirteen minutes of the second half lifted Georgia State past Winthrop 3-1 Saturday night at Eagle Field, extending the Panthers’ winning streak to three games – the sixth consecutive season GSU has strung together at least three straight victories.
Saturday’s win boosted Georgia State to 3-2-0 overall while Winthrop fell to 1-3-0. GSU took a 3-1 lead in the all-time series against the Eagles.
The Panthers got a few nice looks at goal in the early minutes of the match but were unable to net the go-ahead score. Winthrop broke the scoreless tie in the 41st minute after the Eagles snuck a shot past GSU’s Paul Tyson.
Georgia State responded early in the second half with quick flurry of goals all within an eight-minute stretch. Lukas Joyner notched the equalizer in the 50th minute off a cross from Kwaku Adu-Boahene, then Matthew Fearnley won a 50-50 ball and ripped a shot from about 35 yards out to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead just six minutes later.
Another connection from Adu-Boahene to Joyner in the 58th minute put GSU up 3-1. Joyner’s two goals in a single match are the second-most for a Sun Belt player this season. Adu-Boahene’s two assists in a single match rank tied for first in the conference.
GSU finished Saturday’s match with 16 total shots and seven on goal while Winthrop had 10 total shots and three on goal. The Panthers also ended the night with five corner kicks, all of which came in the second half.
Georgia State is back in action 6 p.m. Tuesday at Belmont. Fans can watch the game live on ESPN+ or follow along via live stats.
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