Men's Soccer Falls to USC Upstate
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Georgia Southern men's soccer team (0-6-1) out shot USC Upstate (2-4) 14-12 but dropped Wednesday's non-conference match against USC Upstate 3-1.
Joe Madigan (Centennial, Colo.) led the Eagles' attack, recording three shots with two on goal.
Zach Buckley (Statesboro, Ga.) made his first start in net and recorded four saves in 90 minutes of action.
The Spartans' Timo Foerster got the scoring started with a goal in the 22nd minute.
The Eagles responded 10 minutes later tying the match on a penalty kick. Danny Hall (Conyers, Ga.) scored his third goal of the season, and his second off a penalty kick at the 32:05 minute mark.
Madigan took a shot on goal in the 9th minute, forcing a save by Pat Regna.
A minute later Buckley made a save on a shot by USC Upstate's Isaiah Ferguson.
After a pair of corner kicks by the Spartans, Madigan took another shot on goal with a header in the 13th minute. Muhamed Sidibeh (Gambia) forced another save by the Spartans' goalkeeper with a shot in the 16th minute.
Matt Crowell (St. Augustine, Fla.) took the Eagles' final shot of the first half and was on target forcing Pat Regna to make another save.
USC Upstate scored two goals in the second half. Erkan Yildirim notched both goals. His first was a shot to the left side of the net and the second was on a breakaway.
Georgia Southern took two shots before the Spartans' first goal of the half. Madigan missed high in the 68th minute. Adam Guediri (Marietta, Ga.) launched a shot on target, but Pat Regna denied him of a goal.
The Eagles recorded four more shots in the half but were unable to put any on target. David Leonard (Augusta, Ga.) gave Georgia Southern its best chance, but he had his shot blocked by the USC Upstate defense.
Men's Soccer opens conference play Saturday with a match against Elon at 7 p.m.
- Category: Men's Soccer
- Published on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 22:31