GW Men's Soccer Edged by No. 11 UMBC, 2-1, in Double Overtime
Hinners Scores Equalizer in 61st Minute
Sept. 28, 2013
BALTIMORE - The George Washington men's soccer team took 11th-ranked UMBC to double overtime, but the Retrievers scored the game-winner in the 103rd minute to defeat the Colonials, 2-1, on Saturday evening at Retriever Soccer Park.
GW (3-5-0) had the best chance of the scoreless first half as freshman Garrett Heine beat his defender out wide and served the ball into the center of the box to sophomore Philip McQuitty, but UMBC keeper Phil Saunders made a great save to stop McQuitty's header from seven yards out.
UMBC (9-0-0) cracked the scoreboard in the 52nd minute when Kadeem Dacres collected a loose ball in the box and poked it in from six yards out to give the Retrievers a 1-0 lead.
Senior Bailey Hinners found the equalizer less than 10 minutes later as he knocked down an intercepted cross and fired from 18 yards out for his first goal of the season, knotting the score at 1-1 in the 61st minute.
The game remained tied for the final 29:51 of regulation despite a 6-0 UMBC shot advantage during that span. Each team managed one shot in the first overtime period before the Retrievers tallied the game-winner early in the second extra session. Mamadou Kansaye's free kick from 20 yards out found Marquez Fernandez, who chested the ball in at the back post for the 2-1 win.
The Retrievers outshot the Colonials, 18-4, for the game, but just five of their shots were on target as GW sophomore goalie Jean-Pierre van der Merwe made three saves. Saunders stopped one shot for UMBC.
The Colonials return to action next Saturday when they host Robert Morris for Alumni Day at 2 p.m. at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.