Retrievers hound men’s soccer

The GW men’s soccer team lost its third game in a row, a 3-0 shutout to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Wednesday.

The Colonials (1-4-1) started off strong and came close to scoring on a breakaway two minutes into the game. But the Retrievers went up 2-0, converting both of their shots in the first twelve minutes of the first half.

GW had a few more opportunities to score in the second half, but was not able to finish any of them off. After 22 minutes, UMBC beat the Colonial defense to go up 3-0 and complete their shutout.

Senior co-captain Trent Wilee said his team has had opportunities to score but has not been able to finish its shots.

“We’ve been struggling to get the first goal,” he said. “It puts a different pace on the game. Whoever scores first gains momentum.”

Junior Andre Chapman controlled the offense, taking five of the Colonials’ seven shots on goal. The Retrievers had nine attempts on goal.

Wilee said his team began playing aggressive as the game progressed, but lost momentum once the opponent scored.

“It happened so fast,” he said. “In few minutes, we were already down by two goals. It’s tough to come out of it. We haven’t gone down without a battle.”

Freshman goalkeeper Greg Yahr made his first collegiate start, saving two of five shots on goal.

This weekend, the Colonials will make their home debut against George Mason University Saturday at 4 p.m.

“You do anything to win on your turf,” Wilee said. “We take pride playing at home. We all need to come in with mentality its our field and play with respect for it.”

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