Varsity Roundup

Men’s Soccer

Men’s soccer (1-1-1) lost a controversial 2-1 game to Longwood in Farmville, Va., Saturday in rainy conditions after the Colonials’ late flurry of shots – one of which players said crossed the scoring line – came up empty.

“Our players claim the ball went over the line,” head coach George Lidster said. “I couldn’t see if it did, but that would pretty much be in line with the rest of the evening.”

Lidster added, “Not to blame the officials, but they weren’t on our side.”

Lidster said his players were “getting mugged all night,” but the game was a good learning experience for his team because the Colonials will face similar environments during Atlantic 10 play.

Junior striker Andy Stadler scored his fourth goal of the season to tie the game at one in the 14th minute of play. Stadler leads the team and the A-10 in goals this season, scoring in each of the team’s games.

The Colonials next play Friday at 3 p.m. against Loyola (Md.) at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex in their only home nonconference game. The team will hold its annual Alumni Day the following day.

Women’s Soccer

The GW women’s socer team (1-4) managed just one shot on goal in falling 2-0 to Virginia Tech Sunday in Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies scored both goals in the second half and outshot GW 25-7. The two teams combined for 25 fouls, but no yellow or red cards were issued. The Colonials next play at 4 p.m. Thursday against Delaware State at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.

Volleyball

The volleyball team (3-10) beat Villanova 3-1 Friday before falling to 3-0 to Penn State, the top-ranked team in the country and defending national champions, in the Penn State Invitational. The Colonials played both matches without outside hitters sophomore Leah Hill and freshman Jenny O’Brien, both of whom were injured. In their absence, juniors Abby Syverson – who was named to the All-Tournament Team – and Liz Moult led the team in kills.

GW returns home Friday for the George Washington Invitational, where they will play Delaware State Friday and Rider Saturday.

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