Carolina - UNCW closes out a difficult roadswing Wednesday with a 7 p.m.
start at Georgia State, a team that has made waves this season under the
direction of second-year coach Brett Surrency.
The Seahawks dropped a pair of one-goal decisions last week,
including a 3-2 loss at Old Dominion as UNCW battled back from a 3-0 deficit
with two goals in the final four minutes to make it a wild finish. UNCW also
dropped a 1-0 match at nationally-ranked James Madison earlier in the week. The
Seahawks are 0-6 against teams that are ranked or have been so during the
course of the season.
Georgia State carries an 8-3-1 mark overall and 2-2 in the
league into Wednesday's game. The Panthers dropped their last outing at
Northeastern, 1-0. GSU has ridden its defense to that tremendous record that
includes wins over NC State and nationally-ranked William & Mary. Freshman
CJ Cochran is presenting a solid case for CAA Rookie honors with 0.61 goals
against average and four shutouts in eight starts. Offensively, Evan Scott has
notched a team-best nine points on team-leading totals of three goals and three
Against ODU, Shawn Guderian scored in the 87th minute and
Daniel Roberts, who assisted on Guderian's goal, scored less than a minute
later from the penalty spot to make it a one-goal game.
Roberts moved to the front of the squad with his goal and
assist. His five helpers rank him in a tie for second in the Colonial Athletic
Association. Roberts also moved into a tie for fourth all-time at UNCW with 18
The Seahawks return to the UNCW Soccer Stadium on Oct. 15,
when they host Northeastern. Following the Georgia State match, UNCW will play
four of its next six games at home.