Men's Soccer Holds Off NJIT
O'Connor's penalty kick provides the lone goal
WASHINGTON - Brady O'Connor's penalty kick goal in the 52nd minute powered George Washington men's soccer to a 1-0 win over NJIT on Saturday afternoon at GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
The game stayed scoreless into the second half when O'Connor was fouled in the box. The freshman from Baltimore stepped up and nailed the ensuing penalty kick for the lone goal the Colonials (3-4-1) needed to beat the Highlanders (6-2-2).
GW's Thor Arne Höfs made six of his seven saves after halftime to record his second shutout of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
In the 85th minute, NJIT's top scorer Mamadou Guirassy snuck behind the GW defense, but Höfs managed to punch away his shot. The junior from Germany snuffed out the Highlanders' final chance with about a minute to go, racing off his line to catch a free kick and clinch the victory. It was his 13th career clean sheet.
UP NEXT: GW plays its next two on the road. The Colonials finish their nonconference slate Tuesday at Stony Brook before beginning Atlantic 10 play at Rhode Island next Saturday.
-- GW Men's Soccer (@GWMensSoccer) September 23, 2017
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