Men's Soccer Blanked at No. 11/11 California, 4-0
Sept. 11, 2009
BERKELEY, CA - The George Washington men's soccer team couldn't find an answer for Hermann Trophy candidate Andrew Wiedeman, who scored two goals and assisted another as No. 11/11 California shut out GW, 4-0, as part of the Cal Legacy Classic at Edwards Stadium Friday.
Senior Andy Stadler, also a Hermann Trophy candidate, and sophomore Mike Burke led the Colonials with two shots apiece, with both of Stadler's attempts reaching target, but the Golden Bears kept a clean sheet against a District opponent for the second time this season after blanking Georgetown, 2-0, in their season opener Sept. 4.
Wiedeman opened the scoring in the 18th minute, assisted Jeff Cosgriff's goal in the 57th and made it 3-0 in the 67th, with Tony Salciccia capping the scoring in the 72nd.
Despite trailing in shots (15-8) and shots on goal (8-5), GW held a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Freshman goalkeeper Brendan Lafferty played the full 90 minutes, making four saves. Cal (2-1-0) goalkeepers David Bingham (five saves in 80 minutes) and Patrick Fry (no saves, 10 minutes) combined for the shut out for the Golden Bears.
The loss was GW's largest since a 4-0 defeat against Duquesne in Oct. 2005.
GW (2-2-0) returns to Mount Vernon Field next Wednesday, Sept. 16, to host Longwood at 4:00 pm. The Colonials are 1-2-0 all-time against the Lancers with a 2-1 victory at Mount Vernon in Oct. 2007.