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.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • 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)
  • NOTEWORTHY:

  • 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.

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  • 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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