Women's Soccer Battles Liberty to 1-1 Draw
Colonials to host Kickin' It at the Vern next Thursday
WASHINGTON -- The George Washington women's soccer squad battled Liberty to a 1-1 double overtime draw in its home opener on Thursday evening at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
GW (0-1-1) had five scoring opportunities in the overtime periods but could not find the back of the net as the Colonials went the distance with Liberty (0-1-2).
The Colonials came out hot in the first half, with senior forward Brittany Cooper finding junior midfielder Sofia Pavon at the 17:05 mark to put GW up 1-0. The Buff and Blue kept strong on defense, distinguishing the Flames' seven shots to end the first.
Liberty applied the offensive pressure in the second half, tallying seven shots before they were able to tie the game with three minutes remaining on the clock. Freshman Allie Nornes had a scoring opportunity with a corner kick with one minute left to play in regulation, but the Liberty defense was able to push the game to overtime.
The Colonials had their best look of the first overtime period in the 91st minute when Pavon took a breakaway shot. Cooper tallied three shots for the Buff and Blue in the second overtime period, but all three shots were saved as the match ended in a 0-0 draw.
GW held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks on the night, while redshirt senior keeper Miranda Horn made 12 saves.
The Colonials return to action on Thursday, August 31 at 5 p.m. to host LSU at the GW Soccer Field. Thursday's match will also feature a free cookout and games as part of Kickin' It at the Vern. Food will be served at game start and is limited to the first 200 fans.
Hear what head coach Sarah Barnes had to say about today's match:
Hear what Coach Barnes had to say about today's match: pic.twitter.com/xxZCTxD95t
-- GW Women's Soccer (@GWWomensSoccer) August 25, 2017
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