Georgia Southern was able to get a big home win Saturday night against the Hartwick Hawks 2-1 to go into a tie for first in the Sun Belt.
Hartwick had been the team to beat in the conference the past two years, so this win showed how much growth and improvement the team has made.
The Eagles were able to strike early with the second goal of the season by freshman, Josh Bronstorph after the Hartwick goalie misplayed the ball and gave the freshman an open net to shoot on. After that, the Eagles were able to stay in control for the entire game dominating the time of possession and keeping the ball on the Hartwick side of the field.
Midway through the second half, the Eagles were able to strike again with the third goal of the season from sophomore, Emil Laursen and solidified control from there on out.
The Eagles just had to hold on and play defense after going up by two. They gave up a goal in the 69 minute, but were able to bear down and finish off the Hawks.
GS is now tied atop the Sun Belt standings with Coastal Carolina with both teams tallying seven points.
GS has a colossal test on the road against the 8th ranked Clemson Tigers on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The next conference test is in Washington D.C. Saturday night, Oct. 29 against the Howard Bisons.