Men's Soccer Earns Win at VCU
Oliver Curry and Dylan Lightbourn score in victory
RICHMOND, Va. - George Washington men's soccer scored a goal in each half and dug in late to edge VCU, 2-1, Saturday night at Sports Backers Stadium.
Goals from Oliver Curry and Dylan Lightbourn powered the Colonials to an important Atlantic 10 road victory. They had a two-goal lead halved in the 83rd minute, but they managed to hold on and hand the Rams their first conference loss of the season.
GW (6-6-2, 3-2) needed timely offense and a gritty defensive effort to beat VCU (6-4, 3-1) in a game in which it was outshot 26-5. Curry's 22nd minute free kick provided a lead, Lightbourn's strike added to it in the 79th minute and Thor Arne Höfs anchored the back line with seven saves.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Höfs had to make one save after the Rams pulled within 2-1. He stayed low to smother a hard shot from Rafael Santos in the 87th minute.
UP NEXT: GW hosts Davidson Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Colonials close their home slate next week by celebrating Senior Day at GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus next Saturday against Duquesne.
WATCH THIS: Jones, Curry and Lightbourn recap Saturday's victory.
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