Men’s soccer team defeated in first home game of the season

Trevor McNaboe

Georgia Southern University men’s soccer team opened up the 2013 campaign against Winthrop University with an undesirable result as they were defeated by a score of 2-0.

The GSU defense held strong in the first half as both teams were deadlocked after 45 minutes of play.

Winthrop was able to find the back of the net a minute into the second half as substitute  senior midfielder Adriano Negri came on to put Winthrop up 1-0.

Negri found the back of the net again in the 56th minute after an assist from sophomore defender Kyle Kennedy to put their team ahead 2-0.

GSU had a scoring opportunity in the 72nd minute as sophomore defender Reed Norton stepped up to take a penalty kick. However, he was unsuccessful and the score remained 2-0.

The Eagles look to bounce back as they take on Gardner-Webb University on Sunday.