Overtime Goal Sinks Women's Soccer, Falls to JMU 2-1
Sept. 4, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - Trailing 1-0 late in the second half, James Madison University (3-1) tied the game in regulation in the 84th minute and won it four-and-a-half minutes into overtime to defeat George Washington University (1-3) 2-1 Sunday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.
With the game tied 1-1 in overtime, Dukes' sophomore Annie Lowry (1) took a pass from senior Kim Argy about five feet in front of the Colonials' goal and tapped it into the far left corner of the net to win the game.
GW had grabbed an early 1-0 advantage in the contest when junior Shari Taylor (Fort Washington, MD/Bishop McNamara) (1) broke free with the ball 25-yards in front of JMU's net and dribbled all the way in to convert the score.
Taylor primarily plays on defense but filled in at the forward position Sunday and the moved paid off immediately for the Colonials.
GW held the 1-0 edge until the game's 84th minute when Argy (2) converted a pass from junior Natalie Ewell for the tying score.
GW senior goalkeeper Kelly Paolucci (Lanham, MD/Good Counsel) stepped in for usual starter senior Anna Handzlik (Palos Verdes, CA/Palos Verdes Peninsula (UC Boulder), who was under the weather, and was outstanding.
In her first start of the year, Paolucci kept the Colonials in the game time after time with a number of athletic saves, recording eight overall.
The Dukes out-shot the Colonials 15-6 in the match with Taylor's score representing the lone shot-on-goal for GW.
The Colonials return to action Friday, Sept. 9, when they face St. Francis (PA) at 4:00 pm at the Mount Vernon Field located at 2100 Foxhall Rd., northwest Washington.
After Friday's match, GW heads to the west coast the following weekend for a two-game swing against San Diego State (Sept. 16) and UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 18).