VA Tech's 3 Unanswered Goals Sinks GW Men's Soccer 4-3 in 2OT
Oct. 1, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University men's soccer team (3-3-2) jumped out to a 3-1 first half lead against Virginia Tech (3-3-3) but could not hold on as the Hokies rallied for three consecutive scores including the game-winner in double overtime to defeat the Colonials 4-3 Saturday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.
VT senior Greg Roach scored (3) one minute and twenty-five seconds in the second overtime period to keep GW winless at home this season.
The Colonials held a 3-2 advantage with less than 15 minutes remaining in regulation but Hokies' freshman Joshua Boateng's goal (1) at the 76:58 mark tied the game and would send it into overtime.
GW broke out to a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute when passes from sophomore Abimbola Pedro (Lagos, Nigeria / King's College Lagos) and senior Frank Ambrosio (Windermere, FL/Bishop Moore Catholic) set up a goal from senior Jon Allen (Dobb's Ferry, NY/Ardsley) (1).
Close to five minutes later Hokies' freshman Alexander Baden tied the game 1-1 when he converted a pass from Boateng and freshman Patrick Nyarko for a score (1).
But GW recaptured the lead in less than two minutes when senior Trevor Martin (Chevy Chase, MD/Bethesda-Chevy Chase) scored (1) with assists from Ambrosio and junior Joseph Siegel (Somerset, NJ/Franklin), giving the Colonials a 2-1 edge.
Senior Andre Chapman's (Wilbraham, MA/Northfield Mt. Hermon) team leading third goal of the season staked GW to a 3-1 lead one minute and thirty-eight seconds later.
A converted penalty kick for Hokies' senior Magnus Einarsson, with just under 10 minutes before the half, set the score at 3-2.
The Colonials take to the road next weekend as they travel to conference rival Dayton on Friday, Oct. 7, and Xavier on Sunday, Oct. 9.
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