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GW Men's Soccer Falls to UMBC, 2-1

Seth Rudolph scored his third goal of the season and the 25th of his career against UMBC.

 
Seth Rudolph scored his third goal of the season and the 25th of his career against UMBC.
 

Sept. 22, 2012

Box Score

WASHINGTON - Senior Seth Rudolph scored in the ninth minute, but visiting UMBC responded with two goals in a five-minute span and held on to defeat the George Washington men's soccer team, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.

The Retrievers (4-2-2) put on the pressure early, taking four shots in the first eight minutes, including a free kick by midfielder Milo Kapor that hit the cross bar just 1:42 into the match.

The Colonials (3-4-0) made their first shot of the game count, as Rudolph redirected a cross from senior Zach Abaie from seven yards out to give GW a 1-0 lead at the 8:29 mark with his third goal of the season and the 25th of his career.

UMBC tied the game less than six minutes later, when Kapor drilled a penalty kick into the back of the net at 14:25. Then in the 19th minute, UMBC was granted a free kick just outside the left edge of the box. Forward Pete Caringi touched the ball to Kapor, who blasted it on goal. GW redshirt freshman goalkeeper Jean-Pierre van der Merwe made the save, but UMBC midfielder Jordan Becker collected the rebound and buried it from five yards out for what proved to be the game-winner.

The Retrievers outshot the Colonials, 7-1, in the second half, but GW's one shot nearly tied the game, as sophomore Andri Alexandersson's header off a corner kick with just over six minutes remaining was bound for the top-right corner of the goal before UMBC goalie Phil Saunders made a leaping save.

Van der Merwe recorded a career-high 11 saves, as the Retrievers outshot the Colonials, 18-7, in the game. Saunders finished with five stops for UMBC.

The Colonials return to action on Wednesday, when they host NJIT at 3 p.m. at the GW Soccer Field.

 

 

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