NGOH AND PEARSON HELP LIFT RAMS OVER GEORGE WASHINGTON

Final Score: VCU 2, George Washington 1
Location: Washington, D.C. (Mount Vernon Athletic Complex)
Records: VCU (8-4-1) A-10 (4-0-1), George Washington (5-6-1) A-10 (1-3-0)

The Short Story: Martin Ngoh's goal and Peter Pearson's game winning goal help lift Rams on top of George Washington in nail biter.

QUICK FACTS

  • Freshman forward Martin Ngoh and senior midfielder Peter Pearson scored the two goals of the match for the Rams.
  • Senior midfielder Eli Lockaby and junior midfielder Siad Haji led VCU in shots with three apiece.
  • Lockaby, Ngoh, and junior midfielder Fortia Munts recorded one assist each.
  • VCU held a 15-7 edge in shots and 10-3 edge in shots on goal.
  • Sophomore keeper Mario Sequeira tallied two saves.
  • Lockaby led the Rams with three shots on goal. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The game winning goal scored by Pearson came in the 89th minute after he received a Ngoh pass inside of the box, delivering a powerful strike into the left side of the net.
  • Ngoh scored the Rams' first goal of the match in the 78th minute after receiving a Lockaby cross from the left side of the 18-yard box, to the middle of the 6-yard box, striking the ball past George Washington keeper Thor Arne Hofs.
  • Rams opened up with a quick four shots on goal through the first 20 minutes of the match but couldn't find the back of the net.
  • George Washington struck first as Haukur Hilmarsson put the Colonials up 1-0 in the 54th minute.
  • VCU posed a threat numerous times in the second half as they tallied 10 shots, six of them being on goal, and two of them finding the back of the net.

HEAD COACH DAVID GIFFARD

"Today was a very professional performance and result in a tough place to play against a good team. I was proud of the guys for continuing to play and continuing to believe in what we do and how we do it until the goals came. We've spoken all year about continuing to get better day to day, week to week, and today was a good example of that. We had a similar game earlier in the year with Pitt where we stopped creating good chances in the last 15 minutes or so as panic set in. We started to all do our own things and tried to win the game individually. Today we continued to do what we do and kept creating chance after chance until the goals came. I couldn't be prouder."

WHAT'S NEXT
VCU returns home to celebrate Senior Night on Saturday, Oct. 20 as it faces off against George Mason at 7 p.m.

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