Hokies Take Down Colonials In Double Overtime
Greg Roach sparks Tech to 4-3 win
October 1, 2005

Box Score Virginia Tech 4, GWU 3 (2OT)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Greg Roach's goal in the second overtime capped off three consecutive scores by the Virginia Tech men's soccer team, helping them earn a 4-3 victory over George Washington Saturday afternoon.

The Hokies improve to 3-3-3 on the season while the Colonials fall to 3-3-2 overall.

Roach put home his third goal of the season on a double assist by Scott Dillie and Patrick Nyarko at the 101:25 mark, capping off Tech's comeback. Roach's goal was his first game-winner of the year. The assist by Dillie marked his first career point.

The Colonials opened the scoring on a Jon Allen goal in the 24th minute of action. Abimola Pedro and Frank Ambrosia were each credited with an assist on the play.

Tech would fight back to tie the score at one apiece in the 30th minute as Alexander Baden tallied a score on the Joshua Boateng and Patrick Nyarko double assist. Baden's goal marked his first career points as a Hokie.

George Washington would then net two scores in less than two minutes, gaining a 3-1 advantage. Trevor Martin beat the Hokies' goalkeeper, Chase Harrison, at 31:33. He was assisted by Ambrosio and Joseph Siegel. At 33:11, Andre Chapman increased the Colonials lead to two. Ambrosio was credited with his second assist of the day on the play. Trevor Martin also tallied an assist on the Chapman goal.

For the second time this season, Magnus Einarsson scored on a penalty kick. Einarsson's goal came at 35:57, bringing Tech to within one at halftime.

Scott Spangler connected with Boateng in the 77th minute, tying the score at 3-3. Boateng's goal was the first of his Tech career.

Harrison tallied two saves on the afternoon for the Hokies while the Colonials' Derek Biss accounted for seven. Tech out-shot its counterparts 14-10, including 11 shots on goal to just five for George Washington.

"We showed a lot of character with the comeback," head coach Oliver Weiss said. "We needed this one - it felt good to get one in overtime.

"Patrick Nyarko had an unbelievable game. With three freshman scoring, it is a good sign for the future."

Tech's win at George Washington keeps the Colonials winless at home this year, where all three of their losses have come. The game also marked the Hokies' fifth double-overtime match of the season.

The Hokies return home for a 7 p.m., contest on Tuesday, Oct. 4 against the Liberty Flames at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium.