Women's Soccer Beat by Ohio After Leading Early
Kimberly Sanders Scores First Career Goal Playing Against Twin
Sept. 13, 2002
ATHENS, OH -- George Washington's Kim Warner (North York, Ontario/St. Joseph's) opened the match scoring in the first two minutes of play but Ohio was overpowering with five goals in the contest. The Colonials second goal proved to be a first for senior Kimberly Sanders (Knoxville, TN/Bearden) who notched her first collegiate goal while playing against her identical twin sister Rachel Sanders, a defender for Ohio.
The match began with an unassisted goal in the second minute as Colonials' star Kim Warner scored her team leading third goal of the year. While GW held off Ohio for much of the first half, they gave up two quick goals just before the break to go down 2-1 at halftime. Ohio's goals came in the 35th and 39th minute and were scored by Carolyn Valade and Christel Schiering who each had two goals in the match. Valade opened the second half with what proved to be the game winner, scoring in the 48th minute on two assists.
While the Colonials could not come back for the win, Sanders made the match memorable by scoring her first career goal on a header in the 75th minute. Twin sister Rachel noted, "When Kimberly scored, I was upset they scored but I couldn't help smiling because she scored it and it was a beautiful goal." The header from 12 yards out was assisted by standout freshman Ina Kain (Irvine, CA/Woodbridge) who now leads GW with three assists.
Although Sanders' goal brought the Colonials within one, it was quickly answered by Ohio substitute Lindsey Vondrell who scored her season's first moments later. In fitting fashion, Vondrell's goal was assisted by her twin sister Lisa. Ohio's Schiering scored to close out the match with her second of the day, her fifth of the season. Ohio won the first ever meeting of these two teams 5-2.
The loss puts GW back at the .500 mark with 2-2 record, while Ohio, last year's Mid-American Conference Champions, improves to 3-1. The Colonials play two more on the road including an anticipated match at No. 25 Maryland on Sunday September 22 at 4:00p.m.
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