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Jordan Saint-Louis and the Colonials fell to William & Mary on Tuesday.
Sept. 5, 2017

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WASHINGTON - Oscar Haynes Brown's first career goal wasn't enough for George Washington men's soccer in a 2-1 loss to William & Mary on Tuesday afternoon at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.

The Colonials (1-3) went ahead in the 70th minute on the freshman from England's breakaway goal from Drini Redzepi, but the Tribe (2-1-1) hit back with scores from William Eskay and Ryder Bell in the final 17 minutes to spoil GW's home opener.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • 70th Minute -- Both teams had a handful of promising chances before GW finally broke through. Redzepi threaded a beautiful pass to Haynes Brown, who took a touch around the goalkeeper and fired a shot into the open net. (GW 1, William & Mary 0)
  • 74th Minute -- William & Mary quickly found the equalizer with Eskay pounding home Marcel Berry's cross from close range. (GW 1, William & Mary 1)
  • 82nd Minute -- The Tribe converted GW's turnover into the go-ahead goal. Antonio Bustamante picked off a pass and found Bell with space near the top of the 18-yard box. The junior forward managed to get off his shot just before the defense recovered.
NOTEWORTHY:

  • The match ended with GW pressuring William & Mary's end, but the Colonials did not attempt a shot after the Tribe took the lead.
  • Haynes Brown made his collegiate debut last Friday at St. Francis Brooklyn. The forward came off the bench again Tuesday and boosted the GW offense.
  • It was the first career point for Redzepi in his 14th career appearance.
  • Thor Arne Höfs made four saves for GW, while William & Mary's Phil Breno stopped three shots.
  • It was GW's first loss at home since Oct. 21, 2015, against St. Bonaventure. The Colonials had been 5-0-4 in their past nine matches at GW Soccer Field.
  • WATCH THIS: Head Coach Craig Jones discusses Tuesday's loss.

    UP NEXT: The Colonials have roughly a week to prepare for their Sept. 13 trip to Navy. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Annapolis, Md.

     

     

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