Women's Soccer Rallies in Non-Conference Finale

Brittany Cooper scored the gamer-winner at James Madison.
Sept. 17, 2017

Final Stats

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The George Washington women's soccer squad rallied back from a one goal deficit to defeat James Madison, 2-1, in overtime on Sunday evening to close out its non-conference schedule. The Colonials improve to 5-2-1 on the season and extend their win streak to five in a row.

James Madison attacked early on offense, making a quick strike to take the lead in the first half. The Colonials stayed strong on the back line and gained energy in the second half when freshman midfielder Alexis Williams weaved past the James Madison defense and tapped the ball past the Duke's goalkeeper to make the score even. The score stayed in a deadlock for the remainder of the second half and through the majority of the first overtime period until senior forward Brittany Cooper found the back of the net with 30 seconds left on the clock to hand the Colonials their fifth consecutive victory.


  • 6th Minute -- James Madison took an early lead when Stephanie Hendrie found Haley Crawford on the left side of the box and took a high shot that went right under the post and into the back of the net. (JMU 1, GW 0)

  • 58th Minute -- Freshman Alexis Williams tallied her third goal of the season to tie up the game for the Colonials. The New Jersey native slipped past the Dukes defense to meet a pass from Deena DeSilva off of a free kick by Sara Messinger to get GW on the board. (GW 1, JMU 1)

  • 99th Minute -- With 30 seconds left on the clock, Brittany Cooper lifted the Colonials to victory with her first goal of the 2017 season. Off of a deflected pass, Cooper kept the ball onside before dribbling one-on-one past a Dukes' defender and shooting the ball into the back of the net. (GW 2, JMU 1)


  • Redshirt senior Miranda Horn made three saves against the Dukes in tonight's matchup. The Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, native is now only 10 saves away from taking fourth place on the all-time career records list.

  • Williams leads all rookies with three goals and eight points this season.

  • After making three starts and tallying three shots on the season, Sara Messinger recorded her first career assist against James Madison.

  • With her game-winning goal, Cooper found the back of the net for the first time this season and tallied her third career game winner.

    Here what head coach Sarah Barnes and forward Brittany Cooper had to say about today's victory

    GW opens its conference schedule against Revolutionary Rival George Mason on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The squad then heads up to Kingston, Rhode Island to take on the Rams for a 1 p.m. kick off on Sunday, September 24.


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