Men's Soccer Set for Nonconference Finale

Simon Fitch and the Colonials head to Stony Brook on Tuesday.
Sept. 25, 2017

George Washington men's soccer closes its nonconference schedule Tuesday night at Stony Brook. The Colonials (3-4-1) face the Seawolves at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y., at 7 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT: GW picked up its first home win of the season Saturday with a 1-0 shutout of NJIT. In the 52nd minute, Brady O’Connor drew a foul in the box and then converted the penalty kick for the game’s lone goal. Goalkeeper Thor Arne Höfs made six of his seven saves in the second half of his second clean sheet of the season.

IN FOCUS: GW is 2-3 on the road, heading in to its sixth trip of the season. Fordham, with a 3-2 road mark, is the only Atlantic 10 team with more victories away from home so far. The Colonials were 4-5-1 as visitors in 2016.

FUN FACT: Stony Brook is the only first-time opponent on this season’s schedule. The Seawolves have a strong recent history, including NCAA appearances in 2005, 2009 and 2011.

SCOUTING STONY BROOK: The Seawolves (5-2-1) are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss at No. 16 Georgetown last Wednesday. They scored the first two goals but couldn’t hold on to spring the upset.

Six different players have found the net this season for Stony Brook, paced by Vince Erdei, who has four goals and an assist through nine games. Tom McMahon has been in net for all five victories, including shutouts of Bryant, Seton Hall and Canisius.

COMING UP: GW heads to Rhode Island on Saturday to begin A-10 play. The Colonials play their first conference home match Oct. 4 against Revolutionary Rival George Mason.



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