Chapman Leads GW Past Xavier, 4-2
Oct. 22, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior Andre Chapman notched a personal-best five points to help the GW men's soccer team defeat Atlantic 10 foe Xavier, 4-2, at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex on Friday, Oct. 22. The victory was the second straight for the Colonials and improved their record to 3-8-3 overall and 2-3-2 in Atlantic 10 play. Xavier dropped to 4-10-1 overall and 2-4-1 in league competition.
Chapman scored twice in the span of 2:44 in the first half to stake GW to a 2-0 lead and assisted on the Colonials' final goal with 44 seconds left in the match. Junior Steve Brown picked up an assist on Chapman's first tally, his fourth helper of the season. Brown now has 16 career assists, tying him with Paul Calvo for ninth on GW's all-time list.
With the Colonials still ahead 2-0 in the second half, Xavier's Chris Wolever headed in a Matt Kmetz free kick to pull the Musketeers within one, 2-1, at 59:25, but GW reclaimed a two-goal margin when junior Trevor Martin headed the ball into the Xavier net on a corner kick at the 64:11 mark.
The Musketeers' Ty Helme made the score 3-2 with an unassisted goal at 82:30 and Xavier increased its offensive pressure in an attempt to score the equalizer. After a furious scramble in front of the GW net that included the Musketeers' goalkeeper Brian Schaeper, Chapman corralled the ball and found junior Frank Ambrosio on a breakaway. Ambrosio knocked the ball into the vacant net with 44 seconds remaining to seal the win.
Ambrosio's goal was his first of the season and he finished with three points in the match. Martin's tally proved to be the game-winner and was his first score of the year, as well.
Junior Derek Biss made seven saves in goal for the Colonials, while Schaeper stopped six shots for Xavier.
GW held a slight edge in shots, 16-15, while Xavier recorded six corner kicks to three for GW.
The Colonials will look to extend their winning streak to three when they host Dayton on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1:00 p.m.