GW Women's Soccer Draws, 1-1, with American in Double Overtime

Freshman forward Kristi Abbate drew an American foul en route to a GW penalty kick in the women's soccer game against American on Tuesday.

Sept. 18, 2012

Box Score

WASHINGTON - Competing in its first double overtime contest of the 2012 season, the George Washington women's soccer team and local foe American played to a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes of action on a rain-soaked GW Soccer Field at the Mount Vernon Campus.

The Colonials (3-4-1) remain undefeated at home and will now host fellow District rival Howard on Friday to wrap up non-conference action.

American (2-6-2) scored first at the 13:31 mark when the Eagles' Sam Trotta got control of a loose ball in front of the goal and sent a touch pass to Erin Mulhern whose shot bounced off the crossbar into the left side of the net.

Senior Molly Bruh netted the equalizer - her second career goal - on a penalty kick at 59:46 for the final tally of the evening. Freshman Kristi Abbate carried the ball around American defenders from the midfield into the box and drew an Eagles' foul that awarded the Colonials the penalty kick opportunity.

GW saw several opportunities to break the tie in the second half when the squad took seven of its season-high tying 14 shots. At 71:12 junior Claire Haft fired a shot from the right side that forced American goalkeeper Charlene Belanger to make a diving save and knock the ball away with her fingertips. Just over two minutes later sophomore Taylor Katz set up a shot off of a corner kick play but her attempt was blocked by an Eagles' defender.

The Colonials held a 7-4 advantage in corners while AU slightly out-shot GW, 17-14. Abbate tallied a team-high three shots and Bruh and juniors Alex Neal and Jane Wallis all took two.



Freshman goalkeeper Nicole Fasano set aside six shots on the day while classmate Shannon Murphy made her first collegiate appearance between the pipes and recorded her first career save.

GW returns to action on Friday afternoon for Game Two of its five-match homestand when the Colonials face Howard at 4 p.m.

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