Men's Soccer Scores Early to Down Davidson

Koby Osei-Wusu scored his third goal of the season Wednesday.
Oct. 18, 2017

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WASHINGTON - Dylan Lightbourn's goal in the opening minute sent George Washington men's soccer on its way to a 2-0 win over Davidson on Wednesday afternoon at GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.

The Colonials scored both their goals in the first 20 minutes and locked down the Wildcats to earn their fourth Atlantic 10 victory in five games.

Lightbourn and Koby Osei-Wusu provided the early offense for GW (7-6-2, 4-2 A-10) with Joshua Yurasits assisting both goals. Thor Arne Höfs made six saves to blank Davidson (7-5-2, 2-3-1) and earn his fifth clean sheet of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • 1st Minute -- Lightbourn received a long throw-in from Yurasits near the left corner of the six-yard box. The junior forward struck the bouncing ball perfectly from a tough angle, lifting the left-footed shot into the far corner of the net to put GW on top 46 seconds in. (GW 1, Davidson 0)
  • 20th Minute -- The Colonials added on when Yurasits found Osei-Wusu's head with a cross. The senior midfielder slipped behind the defense to receive the pass and directed his header past Davidson keeper Sam Bissett. (GW 2, Davidson 0)
  • NOTEWORTHY:

  • Höfs made four of his six saves after halftime in recording his 16th career shutout. GW's defense forced Davidson to settle for outside shots, and the junior keeper was sure-handed in flagging down the ones on target. The Wildcats had their best chance to score in the third minute, but Malcolm McCabe's shot hit the post and Jordan Hill put the rebound wide.
  • Lightbourn has paced the offense lately, tallying two goals and two assists in his past three games. He's now second on the team with 11 points. His four goals for the season equal his total from 2016.
  • Yurasits picked up the first two points of his career. The freshman from Pennsylvania played all 90 minutes on the back line.
  • Osei-Wusu continues to show a nose for the goal in his final season. After going scoreless in the first 51 games of his career, he's got three goals in his past nine matches.
  • Both teams attempted 12 shots and put six of them on goal. Davidson had an 8-2 edge in corner kicks.
  • GW improved to 4-1-1 at GW Soccer Field this season. They've won four straight on their home field.
  • UP NEXT: GW celebrates Senior Day at GW Soccer Field against Duquesne on Saturday afternoon. The Colonials will recognize their five seniors at 1:45 p.m. with kickoff 15 minutes later.

    WATCH THIS: Head Coach Craig Jones, Lightbourn and Osei-Wusu recap Wednesday's victory.


     

     

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