Colonials' Struggles Continue

Oct. 15, 2004

Box Score

PITTSBURGH, PA - The George Washington men's soccer team (1-8-3, 0-3-2 Atlantic 10) lost its second straight A-10 match, falling 3-1 at Duquesne (8-5-0, 4-1-0 Atlantic 10) on Friday, Oct. 15 at Rooney Field. The defeat extended GW's winless streak to 10 games.

The Dukes took control of the match immediately, scoring twice in the first 9:19 to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Travis MacKenzie notched his third goal of the season when he headed in a corner kick at 3:19 to give Duquesne a 1-0 edge. MacKenzie assisted on the Dukes' second tally, feeding Scott Gibson for a goal six minutes later.

The score remained 2-0 until GW freshman Greg McKay found sophomore Joseph Siegel for a goal at the 50:06 mark to cut the Dukes' lead in half, 2-1. Duquesne reclaimed a two-goal margin 9:30 later when Gibson assisted on a goal by Noah Salsi at 59:36. The Dukes' defense kept GW at bay for the remainder of the game to record the two-goal victory.

Freshman goalkeeper Greg Yahr made his second career start for the Colonials in the match and made a personal-best four saves.

Siegel and junior Jon Allen led the Colonials' offense with two shots each, and sophomore Jeremiah Burke started the match, his first start since GW's season-opener versus Georgetown on Sept. 4.

The Dukes dominated the game statistically, outshooting GW, 14-6, and Duquesne held an 11-2 advantage in the shots column in the first half. Duquesne also earned eight more corner kick opportunities than the Colonials. The Dukes took nine corners in the contest to just one for GW.

MacKenzie and Gibson paced the Dukes with three points each.

The Colonials will play at St. Bonaventure on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 1:00 p.m.



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