Georgia State Knocks off No. 2 Wake Forest in OT
Sept. 5, 2017

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- No. 2-ranked Wake Forest suffered its first defeat of the season to Georgia State in overtime, 2-1, at Spry Stadium on Tuesday night.

After the start of the game was delayed more than an hour due to storms, the Panthers (3-1-0) netted the game-winner less than 90 seconds into overtime when a loose ball found Rashid Alarape for the far-post finish at the 91:16 mark.

Georgia State got on the board first in the 61st minute. After a handball in the box, Hannes Burmeister executed a penalty kick to put the Panthers on the board.

The Demon Deacons (3-1-0) were fouled in the box less than five minutes later, and Luis Argudo put it away for his fifth goal of the season to tie the match at 1-1 and eventually force overtime.

Wake Forest held a possession advantage the majority of the evening, leading by a 20-8 margin in shots. The Deacs put 10 of those on target, but GSU keeper Yannic Horn stopped nine of them.

Andreu Cases Mundet made four saves in net for the Deacs.

Argudo took a game-high five shots, with four of them on target and another clanking off the crossbar. The Deacs also led in corner kicks, 7-1.

The loss snaps a 17-game unbeaten streak at home dating back to the 2016 season-opener.

Wake Forest returns to action on Saturday, traveling to No. 8 Louisville for a 7:30 p.m. game on ACC Network Extra.

 

 

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