Men's Soccer Downs Flyers, 2-0
Strong Keeper Play Stifles Dayton Attack
Oct. 11, 2002
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior goalkeeper Eric Lund (Wasilla, AK/Bradenton Academy (FL)) recorded his third shutout of the season, making nine saves while facing 25 shots by the Dayton Flyers to lead the Colonials to their first Atlantic 10 conference victory this season.
GW (5-6-0, 1-2) entered the match on a three-game skid, which included their first two conference matches, both road losses. The Colonials bounced back versus the Flyers (5-6-1, 0-3), who were also winless after their opening conference matches.
The Colonials struck just twelve minutes into the match, when senior Michael Goldman ((Bethesda, MD/Bethesda-Chevy Chase) bent a free kick from the top of the box into the top right-hand corner, out of the reach of Dayton's keeper Jason Kurdziel.
While Goldman contributed the offense, Lund supplied the defense notching seven saves in the first half off 13 UD shots, securing GW's one-goal advantage heading into the break.
The Flyers pressed their attack in the second half, and forced the Colonials into a more defense-minded approach. In fact, GW only attempted two shots in the half, but senior Matt Osborne's (Bingham, Notts, England/Toothill Comprehensive) 40-yard attempt derailed UD's second-half charge.
Osborne made a heady play when he saw UD's keeper, Kurdziel cheating up in the box after the Flyers were coming off an offensive run. Osborne launched a high shot from near midfield, and Kurdziel was caught off-guard and unable to stop the bouncing shot from entering the goal and giving the Colonials a 2-0 lead.
GW returns to action on Sunday, October 13, when they host Xavier in a 1:00 p.m. match at the Mt. Vernon Athletic Complex.
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