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GSU Falls 3-2 in OT at No. 11 ODU

Published: October 19, 2011

ATLANTA--The Georgia State men's soccer team fought back from a two-goal deficit with two goals in the final four minutes of regulation, but couldn't push one across in overtime and fell 3-2 at No. 11 Old Dominion Wednesday night.

Sophomore Stephen McGill scored GSU's first goal in the 87th minute after being awarded a penalty kick. McGill fired the ball into the upper-right part of the net for his third goal of the season, all on penalty kicks. GSU (10-4-1, 4-3) hasn't scored three penalty kick goals in a season since Paul Schwak did in 2004.

Redshirt senior Ayokunle Lumpkin knotted the game at two after sophomore Michael Nwiloh threw in a ball from the right side that was flicked on by McGill. Lumpkin met the ball with his head and directed it into the right side of the net to tie the game in the 89th minute.

ODU (10-2, 6-1) sophomore Tim Hopkinson scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute after classmate Gideon Asante centered a ball that nearly went out for a goal kick. Asante saved it off the line and Hopkinson buried it past a diving Foermer for the victory.

Georgia State now sits in a tie with VCU and Delaware for fifth place in the CAA standings after the Rams and Blue Hens each recorded wins Wednesday night. The Panthers return home for senior day this Sunday to take on James Madison (2 p.m.), who beat William & Mary 1-0 on Wednesday night and are tied with Old Dominion for first in the CAA.

Junior Vincent Foermer made seven saves, several of the diving variety, in the losing effort.

Georgia State started strong in the match with Lumpkin putting the first shot of the match on net. GSU controlled possession for a majority of the first 10 minutes, but the Monarchs turned up the pressure from that point on. The Panthers conceded a goal in the 30th minute when the nation's second-leading scorer junior Yannick Smith struck on a feed from freshman forward Ivan Militar. The Monarchs preserved the 1-0 lead into halftime.

Asante added to the lead when he took a long clear from junior Alex De John and beat Foermer one-on-one in the 79th minute.

Old Dominion held the slight advantage in shots at 14-12 while the Panthers edged the Monarchs in corner kicks at 5-3. The win was Old Dominion's sixth-consecutive victory.

Check www.GeorgiaStateSports.com for a preview of Sunday's match between the Panthers and the Dukes. Also check back during and after Sunday's match for links to live stats and a full recap from Panthersville.


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