GSW Men’s Soccer loses hard-fought battle to No. 10 Lander

Published 9:11 pm Monday, October 22, 2018

By Staff Reports


AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University men’s soccer team fought as hard as they could against one of the best NCAA D-II teams in the country and Peach Belt Conference opponent Lander University. However, a goal by the Bearcats’ Sia Jamedar in the 61st minute was the difference as the Hurricanes fell to 10th-ranked Lander by the score of 1-0 on Saturday, October 20, at Hurricane Field.

The Hurricanes (3-8-2, 0-4-1 PBC) still have never beaten the Bearcats. Lander improves its record to 11-1-2 overall and 4-1 in the Peach Belt Conference.

Both teams fought through a scoreless first half and were tied 0-0 at halftime. However, at the 60:39 mark of the second half, Jamedar found the back of the net to give Lander a 1-0 lead.

It was an extremely physical match. Four GSW players: Mohamed Balde, Jonathan Sayers, Dylan Marshall and Thiago Elias were all issued yellow cards. Unfortunately for the Hurricanes, Matheus Alves was issued a red card, ejecting him from the remainder of the match. Alves will have to sit out the Hurricanes’ next match at Flagler as well. Lander’s Jamie North was also issued a yellow card.

For the game, the Bearcats outshot the Hurricanes 18-7. They also dominated in the number of corner kicks. The Bearcats had 10 corner kicks to only one for GSW.

The Hurricanes will try to win their first Peach Belt Conference match of the season when they travel to St. Augustine, FL to take on Flagler College on Wednesday, October 24. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.