ATLANTA, GEORGIA–The Georgia State University Panthers men’s soccer team captured its second straight win on the road with a 2-1 victory against the home team USC Upstate on September 4 in Spartanburg, S.C.
The twin victories put the team record at two wins and one defeat.
Panthers freshman striker Ethan Sassine scored the first goal for the team in the 28th minute from an assist by Justin Guest.
The Panthers (2-1) went into the half leading 1-0, but quickly double the margin as senior Matthew Fearnley scored his first goal of the season 11 minutes into the second half.
Fearnley, who tied for the team lead with five goals in just 13 matches last year, found the back of the net thanks to an assist from Ross Finnie.
USC Upstate (0-3) got on the board with its first goal of the season as Mario Arrocha scored on a penalty kick in the 67th minute.
Georgia State finished the night outshooting the Spartans 15-12, including 9-7 shots on goal advantaged as Panther goalkeeper Gunther Rankenburg finished with six saves.
The Panthers hope to increase their winning streak to three games when they host the UNC Asheville on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the new GSU Soccer Complex.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.