Soccer: GSU falls to Panthers 2-1

Photo by: Heather Yeomans

Trevor McNaboe

A third attempt at victory was not in Georgia Southern University’s favor as the men’s soccer team fell to in-state foe Georgia State University by a score of 2-1.

The Eagles were on a two game skid leading up to this game and had lost the previous two matchups against the Panthers.

GSU was able to jump ahead in the waning minutes of the opening half as senior forward Witt Carlisle netted his fourth goal of the season off a long pass from senior midfielder Hunter Norton.

The Eagles went into the break ahead 1-0, however the lead was equalized soon after play began in the second half as the Panthers freshman forward Amiri Abraham was in position and scored his third goal of the 2013 campaign.

The Panthers pulled away in the 73rd minute as sophomore forward Andy Anglade blew past the Eagle defense and fired a shot from the corner of the penalty box to put the Panthers up 2-1.

GSU drops to 4-7 on the season with the loss and will continue Southern Conference play on the road against Elon University on Tuesday.