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Georgia State (2-5-1)
9/26/2013 | Atlanta, S.C. | Attendance: 172
Thursday, September 26, 2013
ATLANTA, GA.- Two first half goals by Georgia State proved to be too much for Lipscomb to overcome as the Bisons lost 2-1 Thursday night at the Georgia State Soccer Complex.
It didn’t take long for Lipscomb (3-4-1) to find itself in a hole when Georgia State (2-5-1) got on the board in the fourth minute when Aaron Jones found the net for his first goal of the season.
Jones scored on a 30-yard shot that curved into the right corner and put his team on top 1-0.
“Obviously going down a goal early is not the way we wanted to start the game,” said head coach Charles Morrow. “If we can learn how to play early with the same sense of urgency as we do when we go down, we will be ok.
“It’s almost like the guys have to be punched in the nose before they wake up.”
At the 27:32 mark, GSU found the net again to take a 2-0 lead.
Jones placed a corner kick far post for Conor Acheson who then put a header into the top left corner for his first goal of the season.
“Our missing piece is that we need to come out with intensity and fire in the belly to take games by the throat,” Morrow said. “We did have a number of great chances in the first half and we really were unfortunate to not score.
“It is hard to win when you give up two early goals.”
Late in the second half, the Bisons tried to rally when a deflected corner kick fell to Omar Djabi, who then placed it in the top left corner for his Atlantic Sun Conference leading fifth goal in the 82nd minute.
Lipscomb was outshot 17-9, making it only the second time this season that has happened. Both games resulted in a loss for the Bisons.
Though disappointed with the loss, Morrow did see things he liked from his team.
“There are plenty of positives tonight, just like in every loss this season,” said Morrow. “ The players are working hard and lots of good things are happening.
“We just have to defend and attack with a better sense of urgency from beginning to end.”
Lipscomb continues their four-game road stretch when the Bisons travel to Springfield, Mo., to face Missouri State on Sunday in a 2 p.m. kick off.
“I know everyone sees the answer to the problem and agrees that it needs to change,” said Morrow. “I believe it will be different for our game on Sunday.
“The last three games should have opened our guy’s eyes and if they are not open at this point, then it’s not going to happen.”