Men's Soccer Earns Point With 1-1 Draw at Rhode Island
Oct. 24, 2008
KINGSTON, RI - Junior Erick Perez-Segnini spotted George Washington a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute, but Rhode Island netted the equalizer just before halftime and the two teams' played to a 1-1 draw in Atlantic 10 Conference men's soccer action at URI's Soccer Complex Friday evening.
Perez-Segnini's third goal of the season, via an assist from senior Dave Leon, stood for more than 36 minutes until URI's Kedan Crosby evened the match with one second left in the first half. Perez-Segnini, who has eight points this season (3g/2a), is GW's second-leading active scorer with 27 career points (9g/9a).
After being outshot 9-4 in the opening 45 minutes, GW played URI even in the second half - 7-7 in shots - and held a 2-1 shot advantage in overtime.
GW (6-4-3, 2-1-2 A-10) put eight of its 13 total shots on target, versus six of 17 total shots for Rhode Island (6-5-2, 2-1-1 A-10). Redshirt senior goalkeeper Matt Scheer made five saves, while counterpart Chris Pennock stopped seven for URI.
The Colonials entered Friday's match ranked sixth in the NSCAA Middle Atlantic region, while the Rams were ranked ninth.
Through Friday's league matches (three remaining to be played Saturday), GW is in second place in the A-10 standings with eight points, trailing Dayton's 13. The Colonials wrap their Northeast road trip at Massachusetts Sunday at 1:00 pm.