Men's Soccer Falls at Undefeated Loyola (MD)
Sophomore Stadler Knots Match in Second Half
Sept. 14, 2007
BALTIMORE, MD - George Washington sophomore Andy Stadler scored a pair of second-half goals, including an equalizer in the 87th minute, but undefeated Loyola College (MD) tallied the game-winning goal in the 88th minute to deal the Colonials men's soccer team a 3-2 defeat on Friday afternoon.
After thrilling one-goal victories over Howard and North Florida in two of its opening four matches, GW (3-2) found itself on the opposite side of a tightly contested match. Loyola's (5-0) Jamie Darvill headed in the game-winner off a cross from Camilo Correa at the 87:22 mark, less than a minute after Stadler knotted the match at 2-2.
Loyola entered Friday's match ranked No. 3 in the adidas/NSCAA North Atlantic Regional Top 10, while GW was in a three-way tie for third in the Middle Atlantic Regional rankings.
The Greyhounds took an early 1-0 lead in the seventh minute when Phil Bannister took a pass from Michael Densel and deposited a shot into the lower left corner. Eddie Dines spotted Loyola a 2-0 edge in the 29th minute on a low, driven shot from outside the 18-yard box.
The Colonials regrouped in the second half and closed the margin to 2-1 in the 69th minute when sophomore Kyle Albrecht connected with Stadler's head on a corner kick. GW continued to apply pressure on the Loyola defense and finally broke through late in the match. Senior Abimbola Pedro, who paces GW with three assists this season, found Stadler in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper and the sophomore forward floated a shot past Milos Kocic to even the score, 2-2. Stadler leads the Colonials with 10 points on four goals and two assists this season, and now has 16 points in 22 career matches.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Matt Scheer did not make a save in 90 minutes of action, while Kocic turned away two shots. GW outshot Loyola 8-5 in the second half and 10-9 for the match.
GW begins a three-match homestand at Mount Vernon Field next Saturday, Sept. 22, against Rider at 3:00 pm.
Men's Soccer Draws With UMBC
Oscar Haynes Brown scored for the third straight game in George Washington men’s soccer’s 1-1 draw with UMBC on Saturday afternoon at GW Soccer...
Men's Soccer Returns to the Vern to Face UMBC
George Washington men's soccer continues its nonconference slate Saturday, welcoming UMBC to GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus at 2 p.m.
Men's Soccer Surges Back to Drop Navy
Oscar Haynes Brown and Brady O’Connor scored second-half goals 17 seconds apart as George Washington came from behind to beat Navy, 3-1, on Wednesday...
Men's Soccer Back in Action at Navy
George Washington men's soccer makes the short trip to Navy on Wednesday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in Annapolis, Md.
Men's Soccer Drops Home Opener
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...
Busy Summer has Höfs in Midseason Form
Life is good for Thor Arne Höfs in his hometown of Fehmarn, Germany.
Men's Soccer Can't Complete Comeback in NYC
Dylan Lightbourn scored his first goal of the season, but George Washington men’s soccer came up short in a 3-1 loss to St. Francis Brooklyn on Friday ...
Men's Soccer Visits Saint Francis Brooklyn
George Washington men's soccer heads to St. Francis Brooklyn on Friday for its third consecutive road game to begin the season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at ...