Temple Hangs On For 1-0 Win Against GW in Men's Soccer
Oct. 16, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - Trailing 1-0 the entire second half, the George Washington University men's soccer team (4-6-2, 1-3-0 A-10) pressed hard to tie the game, controlling the ball for virtually the last five minutes of the match, but just could not convert as the Colonials fell to Temple University (3-9-0, 1-2-0 A-10) in an Atlantic 10 match up Sunday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.
The game remained scoreless until close to three minutes remaining in the first half as freshman Mike Rinker set up senior Tony Donatelli with a cross a few yards in front of GW's goal that was knocked in for a score (4) that turned out to be the eventual game winner.
The Colonials out shot the Owls 9-4, overall, and 4-2 in the second half.
GW had a number of strong looks in the second half including one from senior Steve Brown (Stony Point, NY/North Rockland) whose blast from 20-yards out in the 70th minute barley missed hooking inside the Owls' goal post.
GW keeper Derek Biss (Pittsfield, MA/St. Joseph's/Northfield Mt. Hermon) stopped two shots in the defeat.
The Colonials travel to Amherst, MA on Friday to face UMass and then play Rhode Island on Sunday.
The teams returns to Mount Vernon next Friday, Oct. 28th, to meet Saint Louis.