Hurricanes lose at home to No. 15 Francis Marion

Published 5:45 pm Monday, October 28, 2019

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AMERICUS, GA – The Georgia Southwestern State University men’s soccer team (4-8, 0-4 PBC) was hoping to pull off a major upset when they hosted 15th-ranked Francis Marion University (FMU) on Saturday, October 26, at Hurricane Field. However, a goal by the Patriots in the sixth minute and one in the 85th minute would prove to be enough to defeat the Hurricanes 2-0 and keep them winless in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC).

The Patriots won their fifth consecutive match to improve their record to 10-2-1 and 3-1 in the PBC. With the loss, the Hurricanes fall to 4-8 overall and are still winless in the PBC at 0-4.

FMU’s leading scorer, Javier Bello, put the Patriots on the board early when he headed in a cross in the sixth minute for his sixth goal of the season.

FMU added to its lead with five minutes left in the match when Jafet Santiago was the beneficiary of a friendly deflection off his hard kick from outside the 18-yard box.

The Patriots had 11 shots on goal for the match, while the Hurricanes were limited to just three. GSW freshman Sebastian Da Silva led the Hurricanes in shots on goal with two and GSW goalkeeper Oneil Lewis had nine saves on the night.

The Hurricanes will try again to earn that elusive first PBC victory when they travel to Greenwood, SC on Saturday, November 2, to take on another tough conference opponent: the Bearcats of Lander University. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.