GW Men's Soccer Edged in Overtime
Colonials Fall to Duquesne on the Road
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The George Washington men's soccer squad fell in overtime, 1-0, at Duquesne on Saturday night at the Dukes' Rooney Field.
Duquesne (6-2-3, 1-0-1 A-10) came out strong to start the match, getting off four shots within the first 7:16 of play, but one was blocked and three were off target.
GW (5-3-5, 0-1-2 A-10) had its first chance in the ninth minute when senior Garret Heine broke away from the Duquesne defense and fired a shot, but a diving stop by the Dukes' keeper prevented an early goal.
Sophomore keeper Thor Arne Höfs made a diving save to his right in the 41st minute to keep the match scoreless at the half.
Redshirt senior Oliver De Thier put a shot on goal in the 59th minute, but a save prevented the breakthrough.
Heine took his third and final shot of the match in the 65th minute but missed wide left.
The Colonials endured two quick shots within an 11 second span in the 70th minute, but the first hit the post and the second sailed wide right as the stalemate continued.
Freshman Drini Redzepi made an attempt from deep in the box, but his shot was blocked in the 75th minute.
Höfs snagged another save in the 84th minute when a shot from close range was deflected by a GW defender. Höfs reacted quickly to snatch the redirected ball.
The Colonials earned a corner kick in the 89th minute, but an offsides call prevented any scoring opportunity as the match went into overtime.
GW put the pressure on early in the first overtime period, earning a pair of corner kicks within the first 1:04, but Duquesne tallied the golden goal in the 95th minute when a pass sent deep in the box found Fredrik Borenstein, who dribbled within five yards of the goal before shooting the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.
The decision marked GW's first overtime defeat of the season.
Höfs finished the day with four saves.
The Colonials return to action on Wednesday for a Revolutionary Rivalry matchup at George Mason.
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