Steinwachs Leads Hurricanes Past Texas A&M-Texarkana

Steinwachs Leads Hurricanes Past Texas A&M-Texarkana

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Senior midfielder Chris Steinwachs put away two goals in the second half to lead Georgia Southwestern men's soccer to a 2-1 victory over Texas A&M-Texarkana Sunday afternoon at Billy D. Hilyer Stadium.

It was the second win in three days for the Hurricanes (2-0-0), who opened the 2017 season with a 3-1 victory over Milligan College on Friday at the Faulkner Invitational.

Steinwachs finally broke a scoreless tie in the 61st minute when he took a pass from Caleb Zolman just outside the 18-yard box and finished with a left-footed blast to the upper right corner past the diving Eagle goalkeeper Zak McCarthy.

Three minutes later the goal-scoring tandem switched places for another GSW chance. Steinwachs volleyed a nice ball to Zolman in front of the net looking for a finish, but McCarthy was able to make a diving save and keep the Hurricane lead at 1-0. One of seven saves for McCarthy on nine Hurricane shots on goal.  

The Eagles found an equalizer just a minute later. A Hurricane giveaway deep in the GSW side of the field led to a goal from Vinsent Nestorov in the 67th minute when he beat Hurricane keeper Joshua Swift who left the box to try and stop the attack.    

The Hurricanes responded with the game-winner in the 75th minute when Silvio Polly flicked the ball forward to a running Steinwachs, who finished with a beautiful one-touch strike past McCarthy.

Georgia Southwestern outshot Texas A&M-Texarkana 19-10.

Up Next: The Hurricanes return to the field Wednesday, September 6 when they visit Brewton-Parker College for a 4 p.m. (EDT) kickoff.