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Men's Soccer Closes Preseason with 1-0 Win

Article Written by GSU Men's Soccer GeorgiaStateSports.com
Published: August 19, 2012
<p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>ATLANTA</strong>&mdash;The Georgia State men&rsquo;s soccer team looks forward to its regular-season opener in less than a week after it wrapped up its preseason with a 1-0 victory against Southern Poly Saturday night at the GSU Soccer Complex.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Senior Alex Vivanco&rsquo;s goal in the 29</span><sup style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">th</sup><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> minute was the eventual game winner as redshirt sophomore CJ Cochran and freshman Tyler Prince combined for the clean sheet. Vivanco collected a bouncing ball on the left side from just less than 30 yards out and uncorked a rocket, right-footed shot that clipped the crossbar and fell into the net.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Cochran and Prince were reliable when called upon. Cochran&rsquo;s sprawling save on a breakaway in the 31</span><sup style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">st</sup><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> minute and Prince&rsquo;s leaping save in the 80</span><sup style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">th</sup><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> minute on a header directed into the upper part of the net highlighted their efforts.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Shots were even at 12 for the match and GSU held a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks. Sophomore Peter Kurowski was GSU&rsquo;s leader in shots with three.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Panthers travel to Jacksonville, Fla. to kick-off their regular-season next weekend with two matches. GSU opens the year with a match against Jacksonville University on Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. and bounces back to take on North Florida at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Visit the men&rsquo;s soccer page on </span><a style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" href="http://www.georgiastatesports.com/">www.GeorgiaStateSports.com</a><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> for a preview and links to live stats for both matches.</span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.georgiastatesports.com/">www.GeorgiaStateSports.com</a></span></p>
 
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