GSW Men’s Soccer falls on the road to Francis Marion

Published 12:56 pm Monday, October 15, 2018

By Staff Reports


FLORENCE, SC – The Georgia Southwestern State University men’s soccer team gave up a pair of second-half goals to Francis Marion University. This resulted in a 2-0 Peach Belt Conference loss for the Hurricanes on Saturday evening, October 13.

As a result, GSW’s record is now 3-7-2 overall and 0-3-1 in the PBC. Francis Marion has now won five of its last six matches to improve to 6-5 overall and 2-2 in the PBC. In the seven losses incurred by the Hurricanes this season, they have struggled in their play during the second half as opponents have outscored GSW 11-2 during the second 45 minutes of regulation.

FMU opened the scoring in the 51st minute with a goal. Then in the 63rd minute, FMU converted a penalty kick to seal the 2-0 win.

FMU outshot the Hurricanes 19-4 and created 10 corner kicks to GSW’s one. GSW goalkeeper Francesco Bazzano had eight saves on the night for the Hurricanes.

GSW, still searching for their first PBC win, will try to get it when they host 10th-ranked Lander University on Saturday, October 20. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.