WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team gave up a first-half goal to George Washington Saturday afternoon and were unable to find the equalizer, as the Greyhounds fell to the Colonials, 1-0, at GW Soccer Field.
In the 35th minute, Christian Lawal volleyed Eddie Painter’s cross to Garrett Heine, who headed it into the right corner of the goal for the game’s lone score.
The Greyhounds had two opportunities to equalize the game throughout the second half, but George Washington’s goalkeeper, Thor Arne Hofs, was there to make both saves. In the 60th minute, junior Laurin Vogel put a shot on goal that was saved. Hofs then had to turn back sophomore Joe Rodriguez’ shot attempt in the 73rd minute to pick up the clean sheet.
Throughout the game, the Colonials held an 8-4 advantage in shots and a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.
Loyola will conclude its there-game road swing on Saturday, Sept. 26 when the Greyhounds open Patriot League play at Navy. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m., and will be the second game of a Navy-Loyola soccer doubleheader that pits the women’s squads together at 5:30 p.m.