Women's Soccer Posts Third Straight Victory


Sept. 10, 2017

Final Stats

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Alexis Williams netted her second goal of the season to lift the George Washington women's soccer squad to a 2-1 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday afternoon at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus. The Colonials notch their third straight win and improve to 3-2-1 on the season.

Although the Red Flash got on the board in the first minute, the Colonials battled back to tie the game at the 14:08 mark in the first half with a goal from junior midfielder Sofia Pavon. The score stayed at a 1-1 deadlock for the remainder of the first half and for the majority of the second, but an offensive surge by the Colonials, which saw them outshoot Saint Francis 16-2, proved successful when Williams' shot slipped past the Red Flash goalkeeper with 10 minutes left on the clock. The GW back line held strong in the final minutes of play to cement the Colonials victory.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • 1st Minute -- Saint Francis came out hot in the first half and took an early lead when Gabi Morales and Abigail Tarosky were able to slip past the GW defense and set up Alyssa McGhee for her second goal of the season. (SFU 1, GW 0)

  • 14th Minute -- The dynamic duo of Brittany Cooper and Sofia Pavon tied the game for the Colonials when Cooper was able to find Pavon in an opening, draw out the Saint Francis goalkeeper, and take a long shot just out of the box. The goal marked Pavon's third of the season and ninth of her career. (GW 1, SFU 1)

  • 81st Minute -- With ten minutes left on the clock, Williams put GW up by one when she took a long cross from Cooper, faked the Saint Francis defense, and shot into the upper left corner of the net. (GW 2, SFU 1)

    NOTEWORTHY

  • GW outshot Saint Francis 27-7 in today's matchup, marking the largest margin they've had in scoring attempts this season. The squad's offensive onslaught pulled through in the second half, as their 16-2 advantage led to Williams' goal in the 81st minute.

  • Cooper posted a career day, breaking single-game career-highs in assists (2) and shots (7). The Montclair, New Jersey, native previously tallied one assist in six games and had a career-high of six shots on net dating back to September 13, 2015 at Delaware.

  • For the fourth time this season, GW held the advantage in corner kicks. The Colonials edged the Red Flash, 3-2, in today's game.

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    UP NEXT
    The Colonials will hit the road for a four-match-stint starting with a trip to Dover, Delaware to take on Delaware State on Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m. GW will then travel to Harrisonburg, Virginia for a 1 p.m. bout against James Madison on Sunday, September 17 to close out its non-conference schedule.

     

     

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