Dominant Defense Carries GW to a Win over Rhode Island
A game of contrast was marked by a dominant defense performance by George Washington in the Colonials 2-0 victory. Constant on the ball pressure, frequent steals, and excellent play by goalie Luke Farrell limited the Rams chances for shots on goal and prevented the few they managed to take from going in. The game was marked most by the aggressive style of the Colonials, as the ferocious defense combined with a constantly attacking offense snapped a three game losing skid and improved the Colonials record to 5-9. The Colonials struck relatively early on a free kick from Glen Sousa, but the most impressive display of offense came in the second half, when the Colonials missed two breathtaking leaping kicks by about an inch. One of these kicks caused a collision that stunned the packed audience. The Colonials finally put the game on ice with six minutes remaining, when Seth Rudolph juked and jived his way for a spectacular game sealing score.
The Colonials will now get set to take on Massachusetts on Sunday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. and you can listen live right here on wrgwsports.com.