Fall preview – Holloway is key to soccer success

The GW men’s soccer team’s keys to success are health and chemistry, according to junior forward Jason Holloway. But, there is another key this season to the Colonials’ success – Holloway’s scoring.

Holloway, the team’s high scorer last season with six goals and an assist for 13 points, holds an upbeat and positive attitude leading up to conference play in the Atlantic 10, which begins Sept. 29 against Temple.

Although Holloway has yet to score a goal for the Colonials this season, the forward said it’s only a matter of time before he gets going.

It will really open up the offense (when I begin to score), Holloway said.

With three goals this season, junior Matt Pilkington has proven in the early going that he and Holloway could compliment each other and cause havoc for rival defenses.

Holloway started 15 games last season and scored the only goal in GW’s 1-0 home victory against Fordham. He produced a team-leading 38 shots last season and has scored 11 goals in his college career.

Holloway has also become a leader off the field for the younger players, helping his teammates get adjusted to college life.

You have to help the freshman keep their minds on soccer and keep them focused on the team, Holloway said.

That focus will help the team as the Colonials try to reach their ultimate goal of winning the A-10 Championship. Holloway said he views the upcoming conference season as a chance for the Colonials to come out on top of the close games that they didn’t win last season.

Only one team beat us thoroughly last year, said Holloway, referring to the team’s 2-0 loss at Rhode Island. In that game, GW managed only two shots on goal and did not have a corner kick.

Holloway said the Rams will once again be the main obstacle for the Colonials in the A-10 Conference.

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