Colonials Rout Howard, 5-0
Freshman Wade Gerhardt Tallies Two Assists in Victory
Sept. 6, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington men's soccer team (1-1) earned its first win of the 2004 campaign, dismantling Howard, 5-0, in its second and final match in the DC College Cup held at Reeves Field on the campus of American University.
Freshman Wade Gerhardt assisted on GW's final two goals to record the first two points of his collegiate career. Freshman Steve Vogt notched his first career goal in the game, tacking on a tally with just 2:01 remaining in the contest.
GW dominated play from the outset of the match. Sophomore Joseph Siegel got the Colonials on the scoreboard when he received a pass from junior Andre Chapman and beat Bison goalkeeper Jason Williams at 19:20. It was the first career assist for Chapman. Senior co-captain Matt Miller also notched a helper on the play.
In the second half, Chapman banged in the rebound off a Frank Ambrosio shot to extend GW's advantage to 2-0 at the 47:07 mark. In the 72nd minute, junior Ben Mortimer scored the first goal of his career, heading in a crossing pass from junior Steve Brown. The assist with the 13th career helper for Brown, moving him into a tie with four players for 16th on the Colonials' all-time list. Junior Jon Allen gave GW a 4-0 margin 1:55 later, scoring off a Gerhardt feed, and Vogt capped the scoring with a goal at 87:59.
Freshman Greg McKay made his first career start in the match, and freshmen Joachim Walker and Matt Scheer each saw the first game action of their careers against the Bison. Scheer played the final 12:48 between the posts for the Colonials. Junior keeper Derek Biss started the game for GW and made three saves in 77:12 of action.
The Colonials' five goals represented their highest single-game total since they scored five times in a, 5-1, win against St. Joseph's on Oct. 18, 2002.
GW dominated the statistics, outshooting Howard 22-8, and holding an, 8-1, advantage in corner kicks.
Williams made nine saves in goal for the Bison and Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi paced the Howard offense with four shots.
GW will play at Radford on Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m.