WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team will host CAA foe Georgia State on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Kickoff from Martin-Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field is slated for 7 p.m. W&M enters the match with an overall record of 2-7-3 and a CAA ledger of 0-2-2, while GSU comes to town with a record of 3-7 and a league mark of 0-3. Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live video and stats.
Scouting the Tribe
In its last match, the Tribe opened CAA road play with a 1-1 draw against Towson. The Green and Gold went ahead in the 39th minute and held the advantage throughout, until TU tied the contest in the 78th minute. For the match, the College outshot Towson, 15-13 and held the edge in corner kicks, 7-5. Senior Ben Anderson leads W&M with eight points coming on two goals and four assists. Sophomores Chris Albiston and Marcus Luster have tallied four points on two goals apiece, while junior Chris Perez has registered a goal and one assist.
Scouting the Panthers
Under the direction of third-year head coach Brett Surrency, Georgia State comes to Williamsburg looking to snap a five-game skid. However, three of the five setbacks have come by a goal, including a 1-0 defeat at Hofstra on Saturday. Senior Alex Vivanco leads GSU with four goals and one assist, while freshman William Mellors-Blair has also tallied nine points coming on two goals and a team-high five assists.
News and Notes:
- Wednesday's match will be the 10th meeting between the Tribe and Panthers, as the College leads the all-time series 6-3. Additionally, W&M owns the aggregate advantage, 20-8. In its three meetings in Williamsburg, the Tribe is 3-0 against Georgia State and has outscored the Panthers, 11-2.
- Last season, the Green and Gold fell at Georgia State, 1-0, after GSU netted the difference maker in the 80th minute. At the time, the College was the No. 22-ranked team in the nation and hadn't yielded a goal in its previous four matches. The two squads met again at the 2011 CAA Tournament as the Panthers prevailed, 2-1.
- The Tribe's 1-1 draw at Towson last Saturday was the first time since the 2008 campaign that the College has posted three or more regular-season ties. In 2008, the Green and Gold recorded draws against UMass (2-2), Loyola (0-0) and Northeastern (1-1).
- Since 2000, the College is 13-9-5 in matches following a tie. After playing Towson to a 1-1 draw in 2010, the Green and Gold proceeded to reel off seven-straight wins, as it outscored the opposition 13-3 over that stretch. The Tribe's seven-game streak was ignited with a 3-0 win over Georgia State in Williamsburg.