Men's Soccer Rocks Rams in a Thriller, 3-2
Colonials Storm Back to Win in Second Half
Nov. 3, 2002
WASHINGTON, DC - Senior forward Matthew Osborne (Bingham, Notts, Eng./Toothill Comprehensive) scored two second half goals, and Arnar Johannsson (Reykjavik, Iceland/C. C. of Iceland) scored the game-winner to top the University of Rhode Island 3-2, battling back from a two-goal deficit.
GW (10-8-0, 6-4-0) fell behind 2-0, as URI (11-8-0, 6-4-0) scored a pair goals in the first half. The Rams got on the board at the 18:15 mark when Brian Mazza converted Emerson Aquilera's pass into the mouth of the goal. URI added another goal seven minutes later at the 25:44 mark, when Andy O'Boyle made a heady play, stealing the ball from a defender at the top of the box and fired a shot past the keeper.
The Colonials started the rally in the second half in the 58th minute when senior Riccardo Forno (Toronto, Ontario/James Cardinal McGuigan) headed a URI goal kick to a streaking Osborne, who broke behind the defense and beat the keeper for the score.
Osborne would strike again when sophomore Matt Miller (Cincinnati, OH/Cincinnati Country Day) served the ball into the Rams' box and Osborne put the ball between the pipes to knot the match at 2-2 at 72:52.
The two teams played to a stalemate for the next 16 minutes, and the match appeared to be heading to overtime when Osborne took a pass from freshman Steve Brown (Stony Point, NY/North Rockland HS) and served it to Johannsson who one-timed a rocket past URI's keeper for the game-winner.
The Colonials look to keep their postseason hopes alive when they host Richmond on Saturday, November 9, in their season finale at Mount Vernon Athletic Complex in a 1:00 p.m. match.
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