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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—On Friday night in Atlanta, Georgia State men’s soccer, Coastal Carolina came to a 2-2 draw. GSU now stands at 7-2-2 overall and 1-1-1 in the Sun Belt after the draw, while Coastal Carolina dropped to 3-3-4 and 0-0-3 in league play. With eight conference points, the Panthers are now ranked second in the conference, just behind Kentucky.

The first goal was scored by Coastal Carolina in the 18th minute when a deflected corner kick found its way into the bottom left corner of the goal. Only eight minutes later, the Chanticleers scored again on a header. Before the end of the first half, Simon Carlson scored the fourth goal of the season for the Panthers after Jordan Beam connected with a cross from Matt Taylor. With only two total shots after 45 minutes of play, GSU struggled to maintain possession in the first half.

The Panthers tripled their shot count from the first half as they stepped up their offensive to start the second quarter and kept the pressure on Coastal Carolina’s back line. In the 48th minute, GSU equalized when Ross Finnie’s corner kick was met by Evan Schroeder in the box, who headed for his first goal of the year and career.

Carlson now has the most goals for the Panthers thanks to his goal in this night’s game. Beam, Taylor, and Finnie all registered their first career assists, while Finnie also registered his second of the year. On Tuesday, October 11, at 7 o’clock, the Panthers will return to the field to take on Incarnate Word. ESPN+ will broadcast the game.