Eagle’s Chance To Turn It Around

Marqus Williams

The Georgia Southern Men’s Soccer team lost on Tuesday 3-1 to the fourth ranked Clemson Tigers. The game showed an offensive outburst as both teams combined for 35 shots with the Eagles having 15, six on goal, and the Tigers with 20, eight on goal. Freshman Christian Duncan was the lone scorer for the Eagles in this game as he answered Clemson’s opening goal with one of his own. Each team had five saves in the game, but unfortunately Clemson had more balls go into the net than the Eagles. A big stat in this game other than the score was the amount of fouls accumulated as both teams ended up with 26 fouls overall. Georgia Southern committed 17 and Clemson nine. That stat shows how physical this game was and just how the Eagle’s played to try and pull an upset at Clemson.

So far this season the Eagles are (4-6-1), (1-1) and are in the middle of the pack in the conference. Their record might not look like they are a good team, but they have played some elite teams this season in non-conference like 22nd ranked South Carolina, 13th ranked South Florida, and 4th ranked Clemson. These three teams have a combined record of (27-8-4) and have played a key role in getting the Eagles prepared for their conference games and tournament. Though the Eagles lost to conference opponent Hartwick earlier in the season, they still have a chance to win the rest of their conference games against App State, NJIT, and Georgia State to get a better seeding for the Sun Belt tournament in Boone, North Carolina.

The Eagle’s next game is at home against the Appalachian State Mountaineers Saturday October 24 at 7.p.m. This could be the game that could make or break their season as they are 2-1 at home this season.