What you need to know:
*Georgia State fell 1-0 to South Carolina Tuesday night
*Tuesday was the first time the Panthers were shut out since Oct. 9
*GSU is back in action 2 p.m. Sunday for Senior Day against Coastal Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Georgia State men’s soccer dropped a 1-0 decision to South Carolina Tuesday night at Stone Stadium, snapping the Panthers’ three-match unbeaten streak.
Georgia State fell to 8-5-2 on the season while South Carolina improved to 5-9-0. It was Gamecocks’ second consecutive shutout victory, holding GSU without a goal for the first time since Oct. 9.
Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the first 45 minutes of Tuesday’s contest, though the Panthers headed to the break with a 7-6 advantage in total shots and 3-2 advantage in shots on target. GSU had a late flurry with back-to-back shots from Hannes Burmeister and Max Hemmings but both shots were saved by the USC keeper.
South Carolina broke the scoreless tie in the 69th minute off a strike from about 25 yards out. The Panthers got one of their best looks of the game just five minutes later, as Hemmings lined up a shot from a step inside the center of 18-yard box, but the Gamecocks keeper made a great diving stop to prevent the equalizer.
Hemmings led Georgia State with three total shots, all of which were on target. It was the eighth time this year the senior has fired three or more shots in a single match and the second time in his last three outings he’s finished with 100 percent shot accuracy.
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