GW Men's Soccer Opens A-10 Play at Dayton, Saint Louis This Weekend
Colonials Visit Undefeated Flyers on Friday, Defending Champion Billikens on Sunday
Oct. 10, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's soccer team faces two tough tests to open Atlantic 10 Conference play this weekend when it visits 18th-ranked Dayton and defending league champ Saint Louis. The Colonials will take on the undefeated Flyers on Friday at 7 p.m. before visiting the Billikens on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Senior Tyler Ranalli ranks second in the Atlantic 10 with six goals and 15 points on the year, and his 1.67 points per game and 0.67 goals per game rank 22nd and 25th in the nation, respectively. In addition, he is tied with freshmen Garrett Heine and Angel Valencia for eighth in the league with three assists. Ranalli's seven points against VMI on Sept. 14 remain a single-game high in the conference this season, while his three goals against the Keydets are one of two hat tricks in the A-10 in 2013.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jean-Pierre van der Merwe has played all 822:31 in the net for the Colonials and has posted a 1.42 goals-against average and .690 save percentage.
Dayton (10-0-0) is the only unbeaten and untied team remaining in Division I and boasts the nation's top scoring offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game. Abe Keller leads the Atlantic 10 with seven goals, six assists and 20 points, ranking in the top 12 in the NCAA in each category, including fifth in assists and sixth in points. Goalie Chris Froschauer also leads the A-10 with a 0.68 goals-against average and five shutouts, and he ranks second with an .844 save percentage, as the Flyers have allowed just seven goals in 10 contests.
Saint Louis (6-3-0) is coming off a 2-1 loss at VCU on Sunday. The Billikens are receiving votes in the most recent NSCAA national poll and are ranked fourth in the Mid-Atlantic region. SLU is the second-best scoring offense in the A-10, averaging 1.89 goals per game, and is led by David Graydon's eight points (2g, 4a), as well as Robert Kristo and Alex Sweetin's three goals apiece. Kristo, a third-team All-American last season, has been named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. Goalie Nick Shackleford ranks third in the A-10 with a 0.85 GAA and fourth with a .784 save percentage.
Four Earn A-10 Postseason Awards for Men's Soccer
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Senior midfielder Garrett Heine was named Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year to highlight the George Washington men's soccer squad's...
Men's Soccer Lands Two Weekly Awards to Finish Season
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - GW men's soccer grabbed a pair of weekly Atlantic 10 awards to finish the 2016 season, the league announced on Monday. Sophomore keeper...
Men's Soccer Downs Regular-Season Champion SLU on Saturday
WASHINGTON - Senior Garrett Heine's late goal gave the George Washington men's soccer squad a 1-0 victory over regular-season champion Saint Louis on...
@GWMensSoccer Falls at Massachusetts
Colonials to Wrap Regular Season Next Week
GW Men's Soccer Pair Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
Summerlin, Lawal Grab Academic Honor
@GWMensSoccer Falls at St. Bonaventure, 1-0
Colonials Look to Bounce Back after Time Off
@GWMensSoccer to Visit St. Bonaventure on Wednesday
Colonials Look to Continue Strong A-10 Play
Men's Soccer Wraps Regular Season on Saturday
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's soccer squad wraps regular-season play on Saturday with a 2 p.m. match against Saint Louis at the GW Soccer Field on...