Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College Blue Hose (2-4-1) men’s soccer team was defeated by the Georgia State Panthers (5-3-0) on Tuesday night. The Panthers won by a 2-0 score after the two teams went into the half tied at 0-0.
How it happened:
The Blue Hose defense was able to keep the Panthers offensive attack out of the goal in the first half. Starting goal keeper, Christian Evans recorded two saves in the first 45 minutes and a couple other shots were blocked.
Georgia State had a 7-1 advantage in shots in the first half as two were on target. The Panthers also had one corner in the first half.
In the second half Georgia State turned up the pressure. They would take 12 shots in the second 45 minutes and 10 corner kicks. Two of the corner kicks ended up turning to gold for the Panthers as Rashid Alarape would score both Panther goals off corner kick assists by Hannes Burmeister.
The first goal came at the 61:53 mark. Alarape gave Georgia State some breathing room with the second goal at the 65:31 mark.
“Full credit to Georgia State, I thought they were excellent tonight,” said Coach Jonathan Potter. “They sustained lots of pressure on us and we did not react well in key moments of the game. We have to regroup quickly and work hard in training this week in preparation for the start of conference play this weekend.”
- The Blue Hose drop their second game in a row, both at home to drop to 2-4-1 on the season.
- PC is now 1-7 in eight meetings all-time with Georgia State.
- The Blue Hose were shut out for the second time this season in 7 games.
- It was the second straight start for sophomore goal keeper C. Evans, he has played all 180 minutes of the last two games.
- At the end of the day Georgia State outshot PC by a 19-2 margin and out corner kicked the Blue Hose by an 11-0 margin.
The Blue Hose will look to bounce back on Saturday as the real portion of the schedule begins with conference play on Saturday at Winthrop. The game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and will be on the Big South Network.