Men's Soccer Hosts Duquesne on Senior Day

Oct. 19, 2017

George Washington men's soccer is set to honor its five seniors before Saturday’s game against Duquesne at GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.

Senior Day festivities recognizing Alex Conning, Oliver Curry, Christian Lawal, Ben Ogedegbe and Koby Osei-Wusu will begin approximately 15 minutes before the 2 p.m. kickoff.

The Colonials (7-6-2, 4-2 A-10) have won four of five games, entering their home regular season finale. They currently have 12 points in Atlantic 10 play, one back of conference leader Massachusetts.

LAST TIME OUT: GW scored twice in the opening 20 minutes Wednesday on the way to a 2-0 home win over Davidson. Dylan Lightbourn’s goal 46 seconds in proved to be the game winner. Koby Osei-Wusu also scored for the Colonials, while Thor Arne Höfs recorded his sixth clean sheet of the season.

IN FOCUS: GW has won four straight games at GW Soccer Field since opening its home slate with a loss to William & Mary and a tie with UMBC. Höfs has posted shutouts in all four victories, helping the Colonials outscore their competition by a total of 6-0. The keeper hasn’t given up a goal at home since UMBC scored in the 56th minute on Sept. 16, good for a shutout streak spanning 395 total minutes.

FUN FACT: This senior class has combined to play 15,605 minutes in 257 total games at GW. Conning, Curry, Lawal, Ogedegbe and Osei-Wusu have accounted for a total of 19 goals and 24 assists as Colonials.

SCOUTING DUQUESNE: The Dukes (3-10-1, 1-4) have lost four straight A-10 games since starting conference play with a win over La Salle. The latest defeat came Wednesday when St. Bonaventure scored in the 102nd minute for a 1-0 victory.

Duquesne has scored 15 goals in its 14 games. Zach Hall, Jallah Acqui and Jason Twum are tied for the team lead with three goals apiece.

COMING UP: GW closes the regular season on Oct. 28 at St. Joseph’s. It’s a 7 p.m. kickoff at Sweeney Field in Philadelphia.

SENIOR CELEBRATION: Conning, Curry, Lawal, Ogedegbe and Osei-Wusu share their favorite GW memories.

Head Coach Craig Jones talks about his seniors.