Men's Soccer Bests Bison, 4-0
Sept. 1, 2002
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior forward Arnar Johannsson (Reykjavik, Iceland/ C.C. of Iceland) led the Colonials accounting for all four scores, as the George Washington topped the Howard Bison in their second game of the D.C. College Cup, 4-0.
GW (2-0) scored early in the match when senior midfielder Matt Osborne (Bingham, Notts, England/Toothill Comprehensive) connected with Johannsson as he broke free behind the defense and beat Howard's charging keeper in the eighth minute.
After falling behind early, the Bison (0-2) increased their pressure on the Colonials' defense, attempting 12 shots in the half to GW's five. GW keeper Eric Lund (Wasilla, AK/Bradenton Academy (FL)) turned away the Bison shots, recording two saves, preserving the Colonials' 1-0 lead.
GW clamped down on Howard in the second half, limiting the Bison to two shots on goal for the entire period. While the Colonials had their defense clicking, their offense, behind Johannsson followed suit, tacking three more scores on the board.
Johannsson's second goal of the day was a blast from 16 yards out in the 48th minute off a pass from junior forward Fabio Andrade (Stoughton, MA/Xaverian Brothers). Freshman midfielder Steve Brown (Stony Point, NY/North Rockland) was also credited with an assist on the play, his first collegiate point at GW.
Johannsson made it a hat trick off a pair of passes from a pair of freshman in the 67th minute. Forward Frank Ambrosio (Orlando, FL/Bishop Moore) fed defender Ben Mortimer (Leighton Buzzard, England/Cedars Upper) who made a quick pass to the streaking Johannsson.
Johannson finished the day off with his fourth score a minute and a half later in the 68th minute. The junior forward broke through the Bison defense taking the ball forty yards in to the box to place the shot through the pipes past the diving goalkeeper.
The Colonials return to action on Friday, September 6, when they face Duke in the first round of the Adidas Classic in Durham, NC in a 7:30 p.m. match.