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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The Georgia State Panthers men’s soccer team defeats South Carolina 2-0 thanks to goals from junior Tom Williams and senior Max Wilkins. Before their final regular-season home game of the year, the Panthers honored the eight seniors on the team.

The Panthers have improved at 10-3,-3 overall, and 3-3-2 in the Sun Belt. They currently hold the fourth spot in the Sun Belt after tonight, and they still have one conference game left to play that will determine their postseason seeding. Georgia State has finished the last seven seasons with at least 10 victories with the victory.

Wilkins scored the game’s opening goal in the first half at the 25-minute mark. Justin McLean, who continues to lead the Panthers in assists with seven, contributed to the goal. Wilkins now shares the Panthers’ scoring lead with Simon Carlson after his sixth goal of the year.

Carlson assisted Tom Williams in scoring the game’s second goal in the 51st minute. Williams’ third goal and Carlson’s third assist would come in this campaign. The defense’s perseverance secured the Panthers’ shutout in holding the Gamecocks without a point. Gunther Rankenburg recorded eight saves, just one short of matching his game best, as the Panthers outshot the Gamecocks 23-13.

With his fourth shutout of the year, Rankenburg is now tied with Vincent Foermer (2009–12) for fourth place in Georgia State’s career shutout rankings with 12 shutouts. On Tuesday, November 1, at 7 p.m., Georgia State will play its final league game on the road against Old Dominion. The conference games will determine Tuesday’s rankings in the Sun Belt Conference Championship.