GW and Creighton Battle to 2-2 tie in Women's Soccer
Sept. 12, 2004
Omaha, NE - For the second time in three games, The George Washington University women's soccer team played to a double overtime draw as the Colonials (2-1-2) and Creighton University (2-2-1) ended up in a 2-2 tie Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Diadora Classic hosted by the Bluejays.
Creighton opened up the scoring at the 20:15 minute mark when junior Ivonne Valentin converted a pass from sophomore Katie Heitke for a goal to put the Bluejays up 1-0.
GW answered right back less than two minutes later as sophomore Lise Backman (Beaconsfield, Quebec / John Abbott College) took a pass from sophomore Sarah Sample (Annapolis, MD / St. Mary's) and drilled a shot into Creighton's net from 20-yards out to even the score at 1-1.
Junior Chelsea Mackenzie put the Bluejays up 2-1 early in the second-half when she scored to give Creighton a 2-1 edge.
The Backman-Sample combination came through again for the Colonials 10 minutes later as the two reversed roles and Sample scored with the assist from Backman to tie the game at the 57:19 mark, setting what would be the final score at 2-2.
Creighton won the tournament title by virtue of a tiebreaker as both teams won and tied a game in the two-day event.
The first tiebreaker is decided by points (3 for a win, 1 for a tie) with GW and CU each recording four.
The second tie breaker is decided by head to head action, while the third tie breaker is goal differential. CU outscored its opponents 6-2 with GW outscoring its opponents 3-2.
Backman, sophomore Nicole Cavino (Rye, NY / Rye) and freshman Kiki Colker (Beverly Hills, CA / Beverly Hills) were all named to the all-tournament team from the Colonials.
CU's Valentin was named tournament MVP as the defender scored two goals in two games.
South Dakota State beat Western Illinois 2-0 earlier in the day, so SDSU placed third in the tournament and and Western Illinois placed fourth.
The Colonials next game is Thursday when they travel to Harrisonburg, VA to meet James Madison University. Game time is 7:00 p.m.