Men's Soccer Hits the Road for UNC Greensboro Saturday
STATESBORO, Ga. - Last season saw the Georgia Southern men's soccer team (0-12-1, 0-3) find success for the first time against UNC Greensboro (4-7-3, 1-1-1) with a 2-1 win, their first in the series. The Eagles and Spartans will meet again this Saturday for the 18th time Saturday at 7 p.m.
Those same two teams would meet again in the final four of the SoCon Tournament and fought to a 0-0 draw. The Spartans, however, advanced on penalty kicks to the championship game.
To say UNCG had anything but a stranglehold on the series till last year would be an understatement. They still own a 14-1-3 all-time record against the Eagles. Georgia Southern got over the hump a year ago and will look to find the magic again Saturday.
The Eagles are coming off a tough 4-1 loss to Wofford Wednesday and are looking to rebound. The Eagles pulled within a goal in the first half, but two second half goals ended the comeback. Witt Carlisle (Alpharetta, Ga.) scored his first career goal off a rebounded shot by Jon Cox (Alpharetta, Ga.).
The Spartans snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over Gardner-Webb Saturday. They recieved great performances from both the offensive and defensive ends. Thomas Campbell scored two goals and assisted on a third, while Chad Janda made a stellar save on a penalty kick to hold the Bulldogs to one goal in his first action of the season.
Campbell leads UNCG in goals (5), points (12) and shots (32). He has also tallied 16 shots on goal this season.
The two teams will take the field at 7 p.m. in Greensboro, N.C. at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
- Category: Men's Soccer
- Published on Friday, 23 October 2009 11:51