Sept. 12, 2008
Washington, D.C. - The No. 23-ranked and undefeated men's soccer team leaves the Baltimore metro area for the first time this season Saturday when it travels to our nation's capital to visit the George Washington Colonials of the Atlantic 10. It is GW Soccer Alumni Weekend with the men's match at 3 o'clock the centerpiece for the festivities.
The Greyhounds (4-0-0) have played three home matches through their first four and the other match was played just up the road at Towson. This will be George Washington's home opener, having opened the season with a pair of games at the DC College Cup hosted by American which the Colonials captured with a 1-1-1 record and dropping a 2-1 decision at Longwood lost weekend.
George Washington has scored in all three of its matches, including an eight-spot on Howard to win the DC College Cup. Junior forward Andy Stadler leads the Colonials with four goals and eight points while freshman forward Yoni Berhanu has tallied twice while junior forward Mike Rollings leads the team with three assists. George Washington was one of only three teams to have scored at least two goals on the Greyhounds last season, although Loyola came away with a 3-2 home win on a goal from Jamie Darvill in the 87th minute.
Darvill, a junior forward, leads this year's edition of the Greyhounds with seven points (three goals, one assist). Sophomore forward Phil Bannister ranks second with a pair of goals and an assist for his five points with both of the goals coming in the lone road contest. Junior goalkeeper Milos Kocic has posted three shutouts and a 0.25 goals-against average with 12 saves.
Loyola returns to the friendly confines of Diane Geppi-Aikens Field on Wednesday when it hosts William & Mary of the Colonial Athletic Association at 5 o'clock.