Sports In Brief

Men’s soccer scores three in first half, wins on road

The men’s soccer team scored three first-half goals Wednesday night on its way to a 4-2 win on the road at Longwood.

The Colonials were led offensively by junior Mike Burke, whose eleventh-minute goal put GW up 1-0 early on. Burke scored again in the 61st minute, capping the scoring for the Colonials.

Also contributing on offense were freshman Jeff Eisenbud and sophomore Seth Rudolph, who each scored first-half goals for GW.

Junior Jake Davis started in goal for the Colonials for the second straight game, filling in for injured GW goalie Brendan Lafferty.

Lafferty hasn’t appeared in a game since being removed from the Colonials’ 3-1 loss to George Mason Sept. 1 in the D.C. College Cup. The sophomore goalie left the game after a penalty-box collision following a corner kick.

The Colonials will be on the road again in Emmitsburg, Md., to take on Mount St. Mary’s this Saturday at 1 p.m. It will be the team’s final tune-up match before its road trip to Durham, N.C., to take on No. 8 Duke next Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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