Men's Soccer Posts Senior Day Shutout

GW honored seniors (from left) Christian Lawal, Ben Ogedegbe, Koby Osei-Wusu, Oliver Curry and Alex Conning.
Oct. 21, 2017

Final Stats


WASHINGTON - Peirce Williams' 54th-minute goal proved to be the game-winner in George Washington men's soccer's 1-0 victory over Duquesne on Saturday afternoon at GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.

Thor Arne Höfs posted seven saves to record another shutout and ensure a Senior Day win. With a third straight Atlantic 10 triumph, the Colonials clinched a spot in the upcoming conference tournament.

GW (8-6-2, 5-2 A-10) broke the stalemate early in the second half when Williams poked home a pass from Koby Osei-Wusu. The Colonials managed to hold off the Dukes (3-11-1, 1-5) from there to earn their fifth straight clean sheet at home and second this week.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • 54th Minute -- Osei-Wusu created GW's goal in his final regular season home game. The senior from nearby Bowie, Md., found a seam down the middle of the field before deftly flicking a chip over the Duquesne backline. Williams won the race to the loose ball and managed to touch it past the charging keeper for his third goal of the season. (GW 1, Duquesne 0)
  • NOTEWORTHY:

  • Höfs made five of his seven saves in the opening half en route to his sixth clean sheet of the season. Duquesne managed to get behind the defense a few times, but the GW keeper answered every challenge. His final save might have been his best. In the 64th minute, he punched away a point-blank shot from Jason Twum and then watched Austin Stout put the rebound wide.
  • GW posted shutouts in all four of its A-10 regular season home games. The Colonials haven't let an opponent score at GW Soccer Field since Sept. 16. Höfs extended his shutout streak there to 485 minutes.
  • GW outshot Duquesne, 17-12, with 10 of its attempts coming after halftime.
  • GW had a chance to extend the lead in the 74th minute when Dylan Lightbourn drew a foul in the box battling for position on a throw-in, but Osei-Wusu put the penalty kick off the post.
  • Duquesne played the final 4:11 down a man after defender Erik Espinosa, Jr., picked up his second yellow card.
  • Williams and Osei-Wusu are tied for fourth on the team with eight points apiece. Both have three goals and two assists.
  • GW will return to the A-10 Tournament after narrowly missing out last season. The Colonials' seeding will be determined next week as the regular season wraps up.
  • UP NEXT: GW waits a week before closing the regular season next Saturday at Saint Joseph's. Kickoff at Sweeney Field in Philadelphia is set for 7 p.m.

    WATCH THIS: Head Coach Craig Jones and captains Christian Lawal and Oliver Curry discuss the Senior Day victory.


     

     

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