The Georgia Southwestern men's soccer team was unable to answer a 76th minute goal from Thomas University and dropped a 1-0 decision to the Night Hawks on Wednesday afternoon at Hurricane Field.
Gary Watkins scored his sixth goal of the season for TU at the 75:56 mark when he punched in teammate Rowan Liburd's missed shot that had bounced off the left post.
The GSW defense and goalkeeper David Porley were resilient all afternoon and able to keep the match close. Porley made nine saves on the day, with several coming down the stretch. Andi Hoffer stopped three for TU.
Thomas (4-1-3) held a 10-3 shots on goal advantage and led 8-4 in corner kicks.
Southwestern (1-5) opens Peach Belt Conference play on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Florence, S.C. against Francis Marion.