Women's Soccer Post Early Lead Over Drexel, Win 3-1
Sept. 17, 2010
Newark, DE - George Washington (4-3-0) came out of the gates firing in the first half in the 3-1 victory over Drexel (3-4-0) Friday, in the first game of the Blue Hen Classic at Delaware Mini Stadium.
"We have been talking about being more physical and making opponents feel uncomfortable as possible," said head coach Tanya Vogel. "Playing a more physical game, we were able to set the tone in the first half."
Sophomore forward Adriana Moya put the Colonials on the board in the 18th minute on a Sierra Smidinger pass that went between the legs of a defender and out of reach of Dragons' goalkeeper Victoria Troccoli.
Sophomore Kayley Sullivan added the second goal of the game in the 31st minute, when she fired the ball over goalkeeper Troccoli's head.
Thirty seconds before halftime, freshman Claire Haft tallied her second goal of the season settling a pass from freshman Jane Wallis, who flicked a punt from goalkeeper Lindsey Rowe. Haft side stepped the defense, putting the ball in the top left corner of the goal with her left foot.
In the first half, the Colonials out shot the Dragons, 9-4, and earned three more corners. Drexel added nine more shots in the second half to one shot by GW.
Drexel brought out a tough offensive push after halftime, scoring in the 55th minute as the Dragons pushed the ball up the field on clean passes from Jenna Lindsay and Courtney Wylie with Sam Greefield taking a shot off the left post and into the back of the net.
"Our backs played well in the last 10 minutes and we continue to get better," said Vogel. "Jillan and Samie did great in the first half and Liz and Michelle in the second half."
The Colonials take on the Blue Hens on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the final match-up of the Blue Hen Classic at Delaware Mini Stadium. In the first match-up between the two teams, Vogel remembers watching teammate Kristin Davidson Fontenot score the game-winner of the 2-1 overtime win in 1996.