BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team used an early goal by Brian Saramago and a late goal by Brennan Goldsmith to pick up its first win of the season and hand George Washington its first loss, 2-0, Wednesday night at Ridley Athletic Complex.
The Greyhounds' speed paid dividends in the fourth minute as freshman Nico Brown beat his defender to a ball out on the left wing. Brown touched it into the side of the box and then threaded a cross through a pair of defenders to a sliding Saramago for Loyola's first goal at Ridley Athletic Complex this season.
Loyola (1-3-0) pushed its lead to 2-0 in the 83rd minute when sophomore Gabriel Carlsson played a corner kick into the box. Saramago headed it out, where senior Brennan Goldsmith got ahold of it and buried a 30-yard shot between the goalkeeper and left post.
For the game, the Greyhounds outshot the Colonials, 12-4, and held a 7-2 advantage over George Washington (1-1-2) in corner kicks.
In goal, senior Matt Sanchez picked up his first shutout of the season with two saves.
The Greyhounds will remain at home as they host High Point on Saturday at 7 p.m.