GW Men's Soccer Tripped Up by La Salle, 4-0
Oct. 12, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to Atlantic 10 rival La Salle on Friday afternoon at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
GW (4-8-0, 1-2-0 A-10) had the first scoring opportunity of the match as senior Seth Rudolph had a one-on-one in the box with La Salle keeper John McCarthy, but McCarthy charged and smothered the ball before Rudolph was able to get his shot off.
The Explorers (8-2-2, 2-0-0 A-10) got on the scoreboard in the 28th minute, when Jason Plumhoff popped the ball over a defender to Joe Farrell, who tucked it inside the far post for a 1-0 lead.
La Salle took that 1-0 lead into halftime but scored three times in the second stanza. The Explorers opened their second-half scoring in the 57th minute, when after a long run, Jidell Roach sent a pass to Rob Friskey, who one-timed the ball inside the near post for a 2-0 advantage.
Nearly 11 minutes later, Tom Baker's point-blank shot was saved by GW sophomore goalkeeper Luke Farrell, but the rebound caused a scrum in front of the net, and Plumhoff was there to knock it in to give La Salle a 3-0 lead.
The Explorers concluded the scoring with 2:23 left in the game, when the ball deflected off a GW defender to Jason Spieker, who tapped it past Farrell to account for the 4-0 final score.
Farrell recorded six saves in his first career start in net, while McCarthy stopped five Colonials' shots. La Salle outshot GW, 13-10, but put 11 attempts on goal to the Colonials' five. Forrest took a team-high three shots. GW held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.
The Colonials return to action on Sunday, when they host Atlantic 10 rival Fordham at 1 p.m. at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.