CLINTON, S.C. – Georgia State picked up a 2-1 win over the Presbyterian College men's soccer team on Thursday night at Martin Stadium behind a pair of goals from junior Aris Briggs. Blue Hose sophomore Riccardo Turcis provided late game heroics with his first goal of the season in the final seconds of the game. The Panthers improve to 1-0 on the year, while the Blue Hose fall to 0-1.
Presbyterian College travels next to Mercer (0-0) on Monday, September 2, for a 7:00 pm game.
Briggs scored in the 13th minute off an assist from defender George Proctor and again in the 70th minute with an unassisted shot after battling off PC's defense.
Turcis scored in the 90th minute off an assist from Christopher Salamatou. Both players were making their debuts for PC.
Shot were tied 10-10, with PC holding a slight 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.
It was a very physical game with 28 total fouls and six yellow cards between the two teams.
Saves were tied at one each, with PC's Valentin Kliebe and GSU's Paul Tyson each playing the full 90 minutes.
Five players recorded their first start for PC, with three more seeing their first minutes off the bench.
Turcis' goal broke up a streak of three shutouts by Georgia State over PC dating back to 2016.
Georgia State extends their win streak over PC to eight games.