Jeremy McClure scored four goals to lift the Georgia Southern men's soccer team to a 5-4 win over George Washington yesterday in the first round of the Mary Black/Wofford College Fall Classic in Spartanburg, S.C.
McClure scored the winning goal in the 76th minute on a penalty kick after George Washington goalkeeper Michael Jelencovich pulled him down in the box on a breakaway. Jelencovich was given a red card; nine cards were issued in the match. Substitute Ricardo Forno paced the Colonials (1-1-1) with two goals.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: In Fairfax, No. 21 William & Mary got first-half goals from Avery Willis and Missy Wycinsky (Gar-Field) and a third just 27 seconds into the second half to defeat George Mason, 3-1.
The Patriots, who were outshot 13-5, were shut out until the 64th minute, when freshman Angela Lombardi scored from 18 yards. George Mason fell to 2-3, 1-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association. William & Mary improved to 3-2, 2-0.
CROSS-COUNTRY: In the Navy Invitational, the Naval Academy opened its home season with a disqualification while American earned a victory. Navy was disqualified when, in the first mile of the race, the pace cart went one way and the Navy men's cross-country team went the other.
Led by C.J. Hoetzel, who won the race in 26 minutes 23 seconds, American finished with 39 points. Maryland was second with 54 and George Washington third (59). . . .
Led by freshman Kevin Nishiyama's 15th-place finish, the George Mason men's team finished third out of four teams at the UNC Wilmington Seahawk invitational in Wilmington, N.C. Senior Jessi Loner finished fourth in 19:07.1 as the women's team took fourth place out of five teams.
FIELD HOCKEY: American (3-1) got goals from Erin Whiteside, Kate Finn (Magruder) and Magdalena Aguilar to earn its first victory of the season, 3-1, over Appalachian State at Wake Forest.