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Georgia State Preview

Georgia State Preview

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Belmont Bruins travel to Atlanta, Ga. to take on the Georgia State Panthers at the GSU Soccer Complex on Monday. The Labor Day tilt is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. 


The Panthers own the all-time series lead over the Bruins by a 4-9-0 margin, but Belmont claims more recent success with two wins in its last three meetings with Georgia State.

The last time the Bruins notched a win over the Panthers was on Sept. 12, 2017 in Atlanta, when Belmont came away victorious on the road, 1-0. The Bruins have also tallied wins in each of their last two road matches with Georgia State. 

LAST TIME OUT: Belmont opened its first regular season match of 2019, and the David Costa era, with a scoreless draw Friday against the Bradley Braves in Peoria, Ill. The Bruins now remain unbeaten in four of their last five season-opening matches, with an overall record of 1-1-3 in the last five years.

SETTING THE TONE: Including its first two exhibitions of the year, Belmont has logged three-consecutive clean sheets to kick off the season. Junior goalkeeper Nicolo Dini held down Belmont in their bout with the Braves, registering five saves on 14 shots faced. In addition, the Bruins have recorded a shutout in four of their last five exhibition matches.

SCOUTING GEORGIA STATE: The Panthers are led by head coach Brett Surrency, who has been atop the program for the last nine seasons. During his tenure, Georgia State has totaled six seasons with nine or more wins. 

Last season, the Panthers captured their first-ever regular season and conference tournament championship as a part of the Sun Belt Conference. Georgia State has also finished with at least 11 wins in each of its last three seasons. 

FOLLOW THE BRUINS: Streaming will not be available for Monday's match but can be followed via live stats

UP NEXT: Belmont will embark to San Diego, Calif. for the Aztec Soccer Classic, which highlights matchups with San Diego State on Friday at 9 p.m. and San Diego on Sunday at 2 p.m. 

The Bruins wrap up their five-game road stint at Purdue-Fort Wayne on Sept. 13, before returning to Nashville for their home opener against the Memphis Tigers on Sept. 17.