Men's Soccer Loses in Double Overtime at Saint Joseph's
Oct. 19, 2007
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The George Washington men's soccer team surrendered a goal with 17 seconds left in the second overtime period to fall to the host Saint Joseph's Hawks in Atlantic 10 Conference action Friday evening. The loss is the Colonials first in five overtime games this season and snaps a four-match winning streak versus the Hawks.
After posting overtime victories against Howard, North Florida, Mount St. Mary's and Richmond earlier this season, GW fell in dramatic fashion on Saint Joseph's (3-7-1, 2-0-0 A-10) tally in the 110th minute.
GW (7-5-0, 1-1-0 A-10) grabbed an early 1-0 lead when senior Abimbola Pedro headed in senior Matt Davis' throw-in in the eighth minute. The goal is Pedro's career-high fifth of the season and ties him with sophomore teammate Andy Stadler with a team-best 16 points. The assist is Davis' second of the season and fourth of his career.
The Colonials held the one-goal edge for better than 50 minutes until the Hawks' Patrick Duddy took advantage of a fortunate bounce in the 61st minute. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Matt Scheer made an initial save on a Craig Olsen shot, but the ball rebounded off the post to Duddy, who headed the ball past Scheer for the equalizer.
The match seemed destined for a draw heading into the final minute, but SJU senior Ian Kane managed to sneak a 30-yard shot to the lower left corner past Scheer, who was pulled off his line on the play. Scheer finished with a career-high six saves in the match.
The Colonials entered the match ranked fifth in the latest adidas/NSCAA Middle Atlantic regional Top 10.
GW rounds out its Philadelphia trip against Temple, Sunday at 2:00 pm.