GW Men's Soccer Visits James Madison Saturday for Final Preseason Tune-Up
Colonials Take on Dukes in Exhibition at 5 p.m.
Aug 23, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's soccer team concludes its preseason slate on Saturday when it visits James Madison for a 5 p.m. exhibition.
The match represents the Colonials' final tune-up before they open the regular season next weekend at the annual D.C. College Cup at George Mason Stadium on the campus of George Mason University. GW will face district rivals American and Howard on Friday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Sept. 1, respectively.
The Colonials are coming off a 2-1 win over Montgomery College on Tuesday at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus. GW scored twice in the second half to rally for the come-from-behind victory, with sophomore Philip McQuitty and freshman Angel Valencia each finding the back of the net for the Colonials.
James Madison fell to UMBC, 3-2, on Tuesday in its first preseason exhibition. The Dukes were picked to finish third in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll after posting a 9-7-3 overall record and advancing to the CAA semifinals in 2012. JMU returns seven starters, including forward Josh Grant, who was second on the team in scoring with seven goals a year ago, as well as first-team All-CAA defender Bjarki Aðalsteinsson.
The Colonials and Dukes have faced off just twice in regular-season play - both GW victories - with the most recent meeting coming in 1975. GW also shut out JMU, 3-0, in a preseason exhibition prior to its 2011 Atlantic 10 regular-season championship campaign.