Eagles fall to Davidson in SoCon opener

Trevor McNaboe

A thrilling win earlier in the week could not carry over today as the Georgia Southern University men’s soccer team fell in its Southern Conference opener to Davidson College 2-1.

The Eagles opened up the matchup with a goal as freshman forward Jeremey Rector found senior forward Witt Carlisle for a goal in the seventh minute of the game.

The lead was not long lived as less than a minute later the Wildcats found an equalizer provided by junior midfielder Alex Feliciano, assisted by senior midfielder Chris Pettiglo to tie it at one apiece.

Both teams continued to be deadlocked all the way up until halftime. DC came out in the second half and would find an advantage over the home side as sophomore forward Valeriy Sviderskiy scored his fifth goal of the season off a rebound.

GSU would not be able to overcome this final goal and dropped to 4-5 on the season.

The Eagles will take on Wofford College next Saturday at 7 p.m. at Eagle Field.