Men's Soccer Drops Home Finale to La Salle, 2-0
Oct. 24, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington men's soccer senior goalkeeper Erik Haug made six saves in his final home match, but La Salle leading scorer Ryan Richter scored twice in the second half to lift the visiting Explorers to a 2-0 victory over the Colonials at Mount Vernon Field Sunday afternoon.
Sunday's match was the final home contest for Haug, midfielder Marcus Ranney, defender Kory Trott and former player-turned-team manager Steve Wujek. Ranney played 62 minutes and recorded a shot, while Trott missed the match due to injury.
GW (2-12-0, 0-5-0 A-10) looked its most composed in the attack, generating 16 shots - its third-most of the season - but was shut out for the fourth straight match.
The contest was scoreless for more than 66 minutes when Richter, the Atlantic 10's leading scorer, netted a pair of goals less than 10 minutes apart to give the Explorers their second win of the weekend.
Richter's first strike was set up by Jidell Roach, whose right-wing centering pass found the goal scorer open at the penalty spot for a one-timer to the near post.
La Salle (5-6-2, 3-2-0 A-10) added an insurance goal in the 76th minute when Jason Plumhoff assisted Richter's ninth goal of the season. Richter received the ball at the top left corner of the box, cut to the middle and blistered a shot past Haug into the upper left corner.
Explorers' goalkeeper John McCarthy also made six stops, his most important on freshman Jeff Eisenbud's 18-yarder headed for the lower left corner in the 72nd minute.
GW will play its final four league matches on the road, beginning with a visit to St. Bonaventure Friday at 3:00 pm.