Eger Scores Two as GW Tops Towson, 2-1, in Opener
Aug. 24, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC - Senior Brittany Eger scored two goals less than three minutes apart early in the second half to propel the George Washington women's soccer team to a 2-1 season-opening victory over Towson at Mount Vernon Field Monday evening.
The Colonials improve to 1-0-0, while the loss drops the Tigers to 0-1-0. The victory is GW's second straight over Towson and third in four all-time meetings.
Following a scoreless first half, GW pressured Towson's defense to produce the deciding goals just four minutes into the period. In the 47th minute, senior Dara Rosen found junior Jillian Morgan on the far post. Morgan headed the ball back across to Eger, who headed the redirect into the upper right corner for the goal.
Just over two minutes later sophomore Sierra Smidinger battled through a Towson defender on the right side of the 18-yard box before sending a cross to the far side. Eger hit a half volley into the left side for the game winner.
The GW defense held Towson scoreless until the 78th minute, when midfielder Danielle Rosanova converted a penalty kick after the Colonials were whistled for a handball in the box.
The Colonials led the Tigers in shots, while the Tigers held a 7-3 edge in corner kicks. GW sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Rowe finished with six saves on 15 shots faced, while Towson netminder Jocelyn Papciak made seven stops on 17 shots.
GW returns to action on Friday, Aug. 28, at Old Dominion. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.