UMBC Shuts Out George Washington, 3-0
Freshman Greg Yahr Makes Collegiate Debut in Loss
Sept. 22, 2004
BALTIMORE, MD - Freshman goalkeeper Greg Yahr made his first career start and recorded two saves in the Colonials' 3-0 loss to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Wednesday, Sept. 22. The loss dropped GW's record to 1-4-1, while the Retrievers improved to 4-0-1.
Yahr played all 90 minutes in goal for the Colonials and faced a total of nine shots.
The Retrievers took a 1-0 lead just 6:34 into the contest when Derek McElligott beat Yahr with a blast from 17 yards out. UMBC's Powell Cucchiella extended the Retrievers advantage to 2-0 with a goal at 11:52. The Retrievers' defense limited GW to just two shots in the first half to preserve the two-goal margin.
In the second half, UMBC put the game out of reach on a Matt Watson tally at 72:11.
Junior Andre Chapman paced the Colonials' offense, taking five of the team's seven shots.
Watson had a hand in all three Retrievers' goals and finished with four points (one goal, two assists). Both Powell and McElligott notched a goal and an assist in the match for UMBC. Andy Marchica made five saves to earn the shutout.
The Colonials' will play their first home match of the 2004 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 4:00 p.m. versus George Mason. The contest is part of a doubleheader with the GW women's soccer team, which will host Richmond at 1:00 p.m.
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