What you need to know:
*Georgia State fell 2-1 to Santa Clara Saturday night at the GSU Soccer Complex
*The loss snapped the Panthers’ six-game win streak
*GSU is back in action next Saturday at Appalachian State
ATLANTA – Georgia State men’s soccer saw its six-game win streak come to an end Saturday night, as the Panthers gave up two goals in the final eight minutes in route to a 2-1 loss to Santa Clara at the GSU Soccer Complex.
The loss snapped GSU’s six-game win streak, a streak that the team achieved for the first time in over 30 years. Georgia State fell to 6-3-0 overall while Santa Clara improved to 4-5-0 on the season.
Both teams battled for possession for the majority of the first half, neither able to create much of a rhythm on the offensive side of the pitch. The Broncos ended with a 5-3 advantage in total shots after the first 45 minutes but GSU had the only shot on target.
Georgia State broke the scoreless tie in the 57th minute when Max Hemmings fired a cross into the box that connected with Lukas Joyner who headed it in for his third goal of the season. Hemmings looked to add to the Panthers' lead just five minutes later, but his shot on goal was saved by the Santa Clara keeper.
The Broncos tied the score at one in the 82nd minute when Alan Camacho Soto tapped the ball past the GSU keeper and scored on an empty net. Santa Clara then knocked in the game-winning goal with under two minutes to play to hand the Panthers their first loss in the month of September.
Saturday was the first time all season Georgia State had conceded more than one goal in a single match. The Broncos finished the night with an 11-8 advantage in total shots and 5-4 lead in shots on target.
Georgia State returns to action next Saturday night at Appalachian State. Fans can follow the game via live stats on AppStateSports.com.
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