WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a scoreless first half, George Washington posted a pair of goals in the final 45:00 to top the Richmond men's soccer team, 2-0, in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
Richmond (2-11-1, 1-4-0 A-10) fell behind the Colonials (5-6-2, 3-2-0 A-10) in the 58th minute when junior forward Seth Rudolph connected on a cross from senior forward Yoni Berhanu and delivered a header past Spider goalkeeper Zac Brown (St. Paul, Minn./St. Paul Academy) for the game's first goal.
Colonials' junior midfielder Mattia Melillo added an insurance score in the 82nd minute, beating Brown in a 1-on-1 to put GW up, 2-0.
Sophomore midfielder Luis Perez (Pittsboro, N.C./Jordan-Matthews) led the Spiders with three shots, including a penalty kick that soared wide in the 83rd minute, with older brother Jayson Perez posting a pair of attempts on the day.
Brown secured three saves in the match, while Colonials' keeper Brendan Laffery came away with one in earning the win.
GW held a 16-7 advantage in shots and finished the afternoon with a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.
The Spiders continue A-10 play on Friday when they head northward to face Rhode Island at the URI Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. Stay up to date on all the latest Spider men's soccer news and notes right here on RichmondSpiders.com and on the team's official Twitter page, @UR_MensSoccer.
RICHMOND AT GEORGE WASHINGTON
Mount Vernon Athletic Complex - Washington, D.C.
Oct. 22, 2011
Richmond 0 0
GW 0 2 - 2
Shots: UR 2 5 - 7, GW 9 7 - 16
Corner Kicks: UR 1 2 - 3, GW 4 2 - 6
Goalkeepers: UR: Zac Brown - 3 SV, 2 GA, 90:00, L; GW: Brendan Lafferty - 1 SV, 0 GA, 90:00, W
Fouls: UR 7, GW 14
Offsides: UR 6, GW 2