GW Men's Soccer Blanks A-10 Rival Fordham, 2-0
Forrest, Summerlin Net Goals for Colonials
Oct. 20, 2013
WASHINGTON - Sophomore Jonny Forrest and freshman Sam Summerlin each found the back of the net and junior Luke Farrell recorded his second shutout in the last three games as the George Washington men's soccer team blanked Atlantic 10 rival Fordham, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
After a scoreless first half that saw Fordham (3-8-1, 0-2-1 A-10) outshoot the Colonials, 5-2, Forrest gave GW (4-6-2, 1-0-2 A-10) a 1-0 lead early in the second period. After a Fordham foul in the 50th minute, GW was awarded a free kick from 30 yards out on the right side, which senior Abdul Shaban sent toward goal where Forrest was able to redirect it into the net with a header for his third goal of the year. It was also the sophomore's third deciding goal of the season as the marker proved to be the game-winner.
The score remained 1-0 for 36 minutes until the Rams were awarded a free kick, which was taken by goalkeeper Alex Naples. After several passes in their defensive third, a Ram midfielder sent the ball backwards amid heavy pressure by Summerlin and freshman Angel Valencia, and Summerlin intercepted the pass and fired the ball into an empty net, as Naples was still out of position after the free kick. The goal was the first of Summerlin's career and gave the Colonials a 2-0 lead with just 4:29 remaining.
Farrell recorded two saves in his third career clean sheet, while Naples stopped one shot for Fordham. The Colonials outshot the Rams, 8-7, including 6-2 in the second half, but Fordham held a 14-2 advantage on corner kicks.
The Colonials return to action on Friday when they visit Atlantic 10 rival Rhode Island at 7 p.m.