Men's Soccer Takes Down Lehigh

Ben Ogedegbe and the Colonials shut out Lehigh on Sunday.
Aug. 27, 2017

Final Stats

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Brady O'Connor's first career goal lifted George Washington men's soccer to a 1-0 win over Lehigh on Sunday afternoon at Ulrich Sports Complex.

The freshman from Baltimore put the Colonials (1-1) in front with a header in the 57th minute. The defense did the rest, holding strong as Lehigh (1-1) pressured late in search of the equalizer. Goalkeeper Thor Arne Höfs stayed plenty busy in the back but needed to make just one save to record the shutout.


  • 57th Minute -- O'Connor broke the deadlock with GW's first goal of the young season. The freshman midfielder ran on to a high-arching cross from Koby Osei-Wusu and headed it inside the right post from about six yards out. Jordan Saint-Louis was also credited with an assist on the play for feeding Osei-Wusu.(GW 1, Lehigh 0)

  • The defense bounced back from Friday's 4-0 season-opening loss at Binghamton with its first shutout of 2017. It was the 12th career clean sheet for Höfs, who set the program's single-season record with nine last fall.
  • Lehigh outshot GW, 13-8, but only put one attempt on frame. Höfs made his lone stop in the 30th minute. The Colonials also had to fend off nine corner kicks.
  • Höfs got an assist from defender Gabriel Seemungal in snuffing out one of Lehigh's best scoring chances. Less than a minute after GW took the lead, Lehigh's Alex Greene had an open look near the top of the 18-yard box off a scramble, but Seemungal managed to head away the shot with a full-extension dive.



  • Osei-Wusu picked up his seventh career assist. It was his first since last season's opening win over William & Mary on Aug. 26, 2016.
  • It was the first meeting for the programs since 2006. GW evened the all-time series at 2-2.
  • UP NEXT: GW makes its second trip in as many weeks to New York. The Colonials are scheduled to meet St. Francis Brooklyn on Friday at 7 p.m.

    WATCH THIS: Head Coach Craig Jones, O'Connor, Ben Ogedegbe and Christian Lawal discuss Sunday's victory.

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