GSU men’s soccer earns invite to NCAA tournament

Georgia State’s men’s soccer team earned an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament today. The Panthers will play at No. 24 Duke at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The invite — the third in school history — continues a turnaround for the team, which is 13-7-2 this season after winning just four games two years ago. Though picked in the preseason to finish 12th in the CAA, they advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament last week, where they were knocked out by Old Dominion, 5-3. They are one of five CAA teams to make the field. The Blue Devils (10-7-3) have beaten the Panthers twice in the past. The two teams haven’t played since 2004.

Georgia State is 0-5-1 against the tournament field.

– Doug Roberson, AJC

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Walking with a Panther

November 14th, 2011
7:25 pm

Well at least the “other” football team is having success.


November 14th, 2011
7:58 pm

Tremendous work by Surrency and staff. With Only 4 Seniors, this team has the young talent to continue to rise,

J. Scott

November 14th, 2011
8:51 pm

Great job men! Let’s show them the NEW GSU! Panther Pride Baby!!!!!!!!!


November 14th, 2011
10:12 pm

Made my day reading this. Go all the way panthers!


November 14th, 2011
10:53 pm

Go panthers!

GSU Men's BB Fan

November 15th, 2011
12:04 am

Thanks for the props Doug!


November 15th, 2011
12:06 am

Really? Congrats to the soccer team but…….Really? hahahahaha


November 15th, 2011
12:07 am

When the football team is terrible, it’s good to shift attention away from the dumpster fire.

GSU is in Atlanta

November 15th, 2011
12:27 am

Doug – Thanks for continued coverage of GSU sports besides football, the GSU family really appreciates it!

@theRealGsuMy@$$ Yes, Really! This is an amazing accomplishment for our soccer team, and yes us “city slickers” actually like sports other than Football, Baseball, and Basketball.

Good job Coach Surrency and the Men’s team, you make me proud to be GSU fan!

To build on what @GStateBen said, the fact that we only have 4 seniors is really good for the continued growth of our program and will spell success for the years to come!


November 15th, 2011
11:17 am

Good job boys! Good luck.


November 15th, 2011
12:06 pm

I really feel like even though are football team is really going through a rough season, we are entering a new era of sports with GSU. This soccer team is looking very promising. Softball won the CAA last year. Baseball is one of the top teams in the CAA. Volleyball made the CAA tourney (which is this weekend) for the first time in 5 years this year. Even basketball, which has been in the toilet for the better part of a decade, is gaining new excitement. Overall, I feel like GSU sports is becoming much stronger each year.


November 15th, 2011
1:30 pm

Great time to be a Panther! Congrats to Coach Surrency and the team!


November 15th, 2011
3:29 pm