Men’s soccer adds a win over UAB

Chuck Paggett

The Georgia Southern men’s soccer team defeated UAB 3-1 in Tuesday night’s game in Birmingham, Alabama.

The victory for the Eagles was the first in the brief series history against the Blazers and vaults GS’ season record to 4-3.

Sophomore Adam Davie was the first Eagle on the board, striking at the 16 minute mark off an assist from freshman Asgeir Kristjansson, as he beat senior goalkeeper Julian Mehl for the early lead.

The two teams went into the half with GS holding onto the 1-0 lead and shot attempts split evenly at six for each squad. 

The Eagles would then capitalize on a deflected ball as senior Azaad Liadi scored his first career goal to put GS up 2-0 early in the second half.

Less than 10 minutes later, redshirt junior Cristian Medina scored his first career goal off an assist from Davie to bring the Eagles to a commanding 3-0 lead at the 66 minute mark.

“To go anywhere and get a strong result off of a solid performance is always satisfying,” Head Coach John Murphy said in a press release. “It was a comprehensive team performance I felt, although I was disappointed that we lost the shutout at the end.”

The Eagles surrendered the lone score of the contest for UAB on an own goal, but an otherwise strong defensive performance limited the Blazers to just three shots on goal for the game.

Sophomore goalkeeper Jokull Blaengsson recorded two saves and the Eagles finished with a 14-8 edge in shots, while UAB held the edge in corner kicks, 6-3.

The loss drops UAB to 1-5-1 as GS prepares to take on Mercer on Friday, Sept. 27 at Eagle Field in Statesboro.

Chuck Paggett, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, [email protected]