The Georgia State Men’s Soccer team recorded a narrow win over Head Coach Brett Surrency’s alma mater Jacksonville, winning 1-0.
Seniors Stephen McGill and CJ Cochran had standout performances that ensured the Panther’s victory.
The first half began with the Panthers leading, with Rashid Alarape having an early shot saved by the Dolphins’ goalkeeper, and Georgia State attempting three more shots in the first 10 minutes.
McGill grabbed the only goal of the night in the 19th minute. Panther defender Aaron Jones delivered a free kick into the box and McGill was waiting to slot the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the 6-yard box.
The Panthers continued to push for goals, with Alarape and forward Jake Bingham taking shots over the next 11 minutes. Panther’s midfielder Andy Anglade got beyond the Dolphin’s defense but was unable to convert the chance in the 41st minute.
The second half saw the Dolphins responding strongly in the first half, holding off another wave of Georgia State pressure to record 10 out of the final 13 shots. This was the Panthers’ second consecutive 1-0 shutout.
The second half of the game was blighted by indiscipline from both sides, as 17 fouls were called. This win makes Coach Surrency 2-0-0 against his alma mater Jacksonville.
Georgia State plays Hartwick on Oct. 25 as their first Sun Belt home game.