Women's Soccer Wins, 2-1, Over Georgetown, Improves To 2-1 Record
Sept. 7, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - The Colonials claimed a 2-1 victory over tournament host Georgetown at the Eurosport Hoya Classic at North Kehoe Field. GW split tournament games but defeated the Hoyas for the first time in four meetings with Georgetown. Ashley Squires (Rochester, NY/Our Lady of Mercy) and Sarah Sample (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) both scored for GW and were named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Colonials scored first when Squires recorded her first career goal 11 minutes into the match. Squires, a sophomore, chased down a rebound and found the goal while attempting to play the ball out in front. Squires shot tipped off of Georgetown's goalie's extended hands and into the net. Squires took eight shots her freshman year, recorded her first collegiate points with her first half goal.
GW would score again for a 2-0 lead when Sample scored to finish a beautiful double assist. Kim Warner (North York, Ontario/St. Joseph's) started the play hitting Nicole Cavino (Rye, NY/Rye) in stride with a pass in the middle of the field. Cavino then one-touched the ball to Sample who finished with a shot past the keeper. Both Colonials were credited with an assist while Sample scored her second GW goal of the year. The freshman forward was last week's A-10 Rookie of the Week and already leads the Colonials with five points (two goals and an assist) on a team-high 11 shots.
Sample gives GW a balanced attack to go with Warner who was last year's A-10 Offensive Player of the Year. Cavino completes the trio of forwards and has three points this year including a goal in the opener to go with her assist versus Georgetown. Warner had an opportunity to score late in the contest when she collected a ball and out-raced Hoyas defenders for a one-on-one showdown with the goalie. Her subsequent shot lacked sufficient speed and was saved after Warner's half-field sprint to get free.
Anna Handzlik (Palos Verdes, CA/Palos Verdes Peninsula/UC Boulder) made her GW debut in goal and recorded her first collegiate win, making eight saves and giving up only one goal. The Hoyas scored at the 61:07 mark on a goal by Jessie Beers-Altman assisted by Nicole DePalma. Georgetown had several opportunities on 27 shots but Handzlik made some key saves and was helped on others by some keen defensive play. The defense recorded three team saves including two clears from the post one each by Cavino and Squires. On one series, Handzlik made a sliding save and then had to leap to punch a hard high shot over the crossbar.
GW will play at American at 4:00 pm on Wednesday September 10 before opening at home against Maryland on Sunday, September 14 a 1:00 pm. GW currently has a six game home unbeaten streak going, including a 4-2 win over American at Mount Vernon Athletic Complex last year.