GW Women's Soccer Opens Up Season with 4-0 Loss at VCU
Aug. 27, 2004
RICHMOND, VA. - The George Washington University women's soccer team (0-1) opened up its 2004 season with a 4-0 defeat to Virginia Commonwealth University (1-0) Friday night at Sports Backers Stadium.
VCU got on the board early when senior Kasey Sandvig crossed to freshman Solfrid Andersen who then headed the ball past Colonials' junior goalkeeper Anna Handzlik (Palos Verdes, CA / Palos Verdes Peninsula) in the seventh minute of the first half, putting the Rams up 1-0.
GW fell behind 2-0 at the 20:10 mark when VCU senior Jen Parsons scored with an angled kick to the right corner after receiving a pass from Sandvig.
Two minutes into the second half, Rams sophomore Melanie Simonich passed the ball forward up-field to Sandra Anger who then beat Handzlik with a shot into an open net to increase VCU's lead to 3-0.
The Rams scored again six minutes later when Parsons notched her second goal of the evening to finish off GW 4-0.
VCU senior Emily Niman started in goal and gave 64:50 minutes of shutout net protection before freshman Lauren Hardison finished in goal to assist in the shutout.
The Rams recorded 16 shots compared to the Colonials' two. VCU had seven opportunities from corner kicks and GW received only one.
Junior Lise Backman (Beaconsfield, Quebec / John Abbott College) and senior Tara Quinn (Washington, D.C. / Holy Child) each marked a shot on goal for the Colonials.
Handzlik (0-1) resided in goal for the Colonials for the entire 90 minutes.
GW's next match is Friday against Quinnipiac in the Hoya Classic Tournament hosted by Georgetown University. Game time is 12:00 p.m.