GW Women's Soccer Opens 2007 Season with a 1-0 Win Over New Hampshire
Aug. 31, 2007
BURLINGTON, VT - George Washington women's soccer defeated New Hampshire in their season opener, 1-0, Friday afternoon at the Vermont TD Banknorth Classic. The Colonials repelled a furious Wildcat attack during the first 15 minutes of play, highlighted by an outstanding save from junior goalkeeper Amie Kern (Saylorsburg, PA/Stroudsburg).
GW recovered from that initial assault and managed to put together a scoring strike of their own, as freshman Kristen Slack (Northville, MI/Northville) found the back of the net in the first half for her first career goal.
From there, the Colonials managed to hang-on to their slim 1-0 advantage, thanks in large part to strong play from midfielder Nicole Trickett (Eugene, OR/South Eugene) and Kern, who once again registered a huge save late in the game, tipping the ball over the crossbar.
"Overall, today was a great team effort," said Head Coach Tanya Vogel after the match. "We really worked together to beat a high-quality opponent in New Hampshire."
George Washington is now 1-1-0 all-time against New Hampshire.
The Colonials continue play in the Vermont TD Banknorth Classic, in Burlington, VT, on Sunday, when they square off against host-school Vermont at 1:15 p.m.
The Catamounts of Vermont are coached by Kerry Dziczkaniec, a 1993 George Washington graduate, and a former goalkeeper for the Buff and Blue. In fact, during her freshman year at GW, Vogel and "Kerry D" were roommates. It will mark just the second time the two schools have faced each other, with the Colonials taking last year's match, 2-1, in overtime.
After starting the season with their best non-conference mark in school history at 7-3-0, the Colonials finished 2006 with a 9-10-0 overall record. Their nine wins were the most since the 2003 campaign.
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