Georgia State men’s soccer looks to get back in the win column and earn its first victory in conference play with a matchup against Howard Saturday night at the GSU Soccer Complex.
GSU (6-4-1, 0-0-1 Sun Belt) comes off a 3-0 defeat to Stetson Tuesday night, the first time all season the Panthers conceded more than two goals in a single match. Despite the loss, Georgia State ended Tuesday’s match with a plus-two advantage in shots on target and enters the weekend averaging 11.7 shots per game, the third highest mark in the Sun Belt.
The Panthers have distributed their goal count evenly throughout the season, as nine different players have netted a goal, including four who have scored multiple goals. The bunch is led by senior defender Lukas Joyner, who is tied for fifth among all Sun Belt players with three goals. Georgia State will look to break its two-match drought without a goal on Saturday against the Bison.
Howard (2-5-3, 0-1-0 Sun Belt) is back in action after shutting out Big Ten foe Rutgers 1-0 in double overtime earlier in the week. Junior goalkeeper Carlos Caro posted eight saves in the win and leads the conference with 46 saves on the year. The Bison are one of the more physical teams in the Sun Belt, as they lead the league with 14.4 fouls and 2.3 yellow cards per match.
Saturday will be the seventh meeting between Georgia State and Howard, with the Panthers owning a 5-1 advantage in the all-time series. GSU won the most recent matchup against the Bison 3-0 in 2017.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the GSU Soccer Complex.