Men's Soccer Wraps Road Swing With 2-0 Loss at Fordham
Oct. 18, 2009
BRONX, NY - The George Washington men's soccer team allowed a pair of first-half goals and managed just three shots in a 2-0 loss to league-leading Fordham in Atlantic 10 action at cold, wet and windy Jack Coffey Field Sunday afternoon.
The loss snapped GW's (7-6-0) eight-match winning streak against Fordham (7-5-1) and dropped the Colonials to 1-3-0 in A-10 play. The Rams have won all four of their A-10 matches and sit atop the league standings with 12 points.
Aaron Markowitz gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute when he intercepted a Colonials' pass and broke free on redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Erik Haug, beating him to the far post from 25 yards out.
Tim Richardson made it 2-0 nearly nine minutes later with a shot that struck a GW defender and sailed over Haug into goal.
The Colonials took all three of their shots in the first half and had two scoring chances turned away by Rams' goalkeeper Ryan Meara. Redshirt senior Luke Wildy had a 30-yard shot stopped in the sixth minute, while freshman Seth Rudolph had a shot saved in the 42nd minute.
Haug made three saves on nine shots faced, including consecutive stops on a shot and rebound with 23 minutes remaining. Meara's two saves gave him and the Rams their fifth shutout of the season.
With its five-match road swing complete, GW now returns to Mount Vernon Field for its final five conference matches. The Colonials host Xavier next Friday at 1:00 pm.