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Men’s soccer breaks winless streak to beat La Salle

The Revolutionaries shut out the Highlanders to pick up their first win in A-10 play.
File Photo by James Schaap | Photographer
Graduate student midfielder William Turner chases after the ball in a match against Delaware in early October.

The Revolutionaries (3-9-4, 1-5-1 Atlantic 10) took home a 1-0 win over La Salle (5-7-3, 1-4-2 A-10) in a conference game Saturday evening. 

The Revs traveled to Philadelphia to take on La Salle Saturday at 7 p.m. and topped them with one goal, giving them their first A-10 win of the season. The win comes off of nine losses and two ties, marking a potential turnaround for the Revs.

Graduate student midfielder William Turner was responsible for the winning goal, his third strike of the season, with the assist coming from freshman midfielder Nico Medina. Medina forced a turnover coming from midfield and delivered a pass over La Salle’s backline to Turner, who fired his goal past La Salle’s goal keeper Filip Sabatti on the near side. The assist was the first point of Medina’s GW career.

Turner’s game winning goal was the Revs only shot on goal, which happened in the 32nd minute of the match. The Revs had an additional six shots throughout the game, with La Salle taking 19. 

This win marks the Revs’ redshirt senior goalkeeper Duncan Wegner’s second shutout of the 2023 season and his third win. His first shutout of the season came against Iona on Sept. 5. La Salle fired 19 shots over the two periods, but despite this, the Explorers were only able to land two shots on goal, both of which were saved by Wegner. 

Other noticeable standouts from Saturday evening’s win were senior midfielder Carter Humm, Medina, freshman defender Colin Prendergast and junior midfielder Sean Vaghedi playing the full 90 minute game.

The Revs committed 11 fouls, nine of them taking place in period two while La Salle had six. Additionally, GW’s shutout was made more impressive by the Explorer’s 11 corner kicks, compared to only one for the Revs. 

This win marks a turning point for the Revs as they wrap up their season. The Revs have lost or tied the past 11 games, and despite 150 shots being taken this season, only 14 have made it past the opponents’ goalkeeper. 

Although the Revolutionaries are out of the running to compete in the A-10 tournament, they have a chance to continue their conference winning streak against George Mason (4-6-3, 2-4-1 A-10) on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. at GW’s soccer field.

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