WRITTEN BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
Terriers senior midfielder Salvatore Barone tied his teammate Yussuf Olajide’s record as the team’s leading scorer in the final five minutes of today’s match, even though they fell a point short to the George Washington University Colonials.
The Colonials’ victory — on their home field in Washington D.C. — puts them at (5-2-3), while the Terriers fall to (4-4-2).
The Brooklyn men were performing well before today’s match, coming from a 3-0 defeat over the Howard University Bisons and 2-1 win in double overtime against the Saint Peter’s University Peacocks.
The Colonials were just as successful before today, shutting out both the Robert Morris University Colonials and Longwood University Lancers 2-0 in their previous two matches.
Both teams faced a challenge during the first period.
Olajide – a senior forward — missed four shots, while senior defender Collyns Laokandi and sophomore midfielder Tommy De Andrade missed one each.
Both the home and visiting teams were making an abundance of fouls and the Colonials only attempted to score twice during the first half.
After junior forward Christian Lawal missed the first attempt in the 14th minute, the second attempt came from sophomore forward Dylan Lightbourn and put the Colonials in the lead.
Lightbourne scored his third goal of the season in the 35th minute with an assist from freshman defender/midfielder Alexy Boehm.
Both teams also had their own struggles during the second period. The Terriers missed six shots and the Colonials made ten fouls.
Despite these major setbacks, both teams scored another goal before the 90-minute mark.
Colonials redshirt senior midfielder Oliver de Thier scored his second goal of the season with an assist from senior midfielder Garrett Heine in the 59th minute.
Barone scored the team’s only goal with a penalty kick in the 85th minute.
Barone and Olajide are now tied with three season goals each and both seniors are responsible for six points through goals and assists.
The Terriers shot 1-for-13 today, while the Colonials shot 2-for-8.
Terriers junior keeper Roberto Bazzichetto recorded three saves today and Colonials freshman keeper Will Desautels recorded four.
The Terriers will travel to Fairfield, Connecticut next Friday to face the (2-5-2) Sacred Heart University Pioneers.