Towson hands men’s soccer second straight defeat

The GW men’s soccer dropped its second straight game Sunday, a 3-1 defeat to Towson State University at the Towson Center Soccer Complex in Maryland.

It was the second consecutive loss for the Colonials (1-3-1), who are winless in their last three games. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed because of inclement weather.

Senior co-captain Matt Miller said the team was slow in the first half and rushed a lot of passes, which made it tough for the Colonials to capitalize on offensive chances.

“They sort of made us play the way they wanted us to,” he said.

The Tigers struck first when Sebastian Haensel scored at 24:11. Thirteen seconds later, the Tigers made the score 2-0.

“Obviously, when they score two goals in thirteen seconds, we put our heads down a little,” junior Steve Brown said. “As a team, we didn’t start the game off right. We were slow.”

GW improved its play in the second half. However, Towson (4-2-1) added another goal at 59:51 to take a commanding 3-0 lead.

Andre Chapman, a junior, scored GW’s only goal at 72:21. It was his second goal of the season, tying him for the team lead with fellow junior Jon Allen, who also assisted Chapman on the play.

The Colonials are a very young team, as about half the squad’s roster is comprised of freshmen.

“It takes a little time. We’re getting used to gelling together,” Brown said. “I think we will get it together.”

The Colonials hope to end their losing streak when they take on University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Sept. 22 before their home opener against George Mason Sept. 25.

“It’s frustrating,” senior co-captain Trent Wilee said. “We look awesome at times and then there are spurts where we’re not playing as team.”

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