Back-N-Forth Battle Ends in 3-2 Defeat for Women's Soccer
Sarah Sample scored two goals in the loss
Sept. 22, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sophomore forward Sarah Sample's (Annapolis, MD / St. Mary's) two first-half goals could not carry George Washington (2-3-2) over George Mason (4-4-1) Wednesday as the Colonials fell 3-2 in women's soccer at the Mt. Vernon Athletic Complex.
Patriots' senior forward Sarah Wilkinson scored two goals and notched an assist on her team's third score, tallying five points on the day.
Sample's first goal came off a corner kick from junior Ina Kain (Irvine, CA / Woodbridge) at just under 19-minutes into the game, giving GW an early 1-0 lead.
Mason would answer back less than 90-seconds later when Wilkinson dribbled in from 15-yards out and scored to tie the contest 1-1.
Sample would get the lead back for the Colonials, scoring unassisted in the 29th minute to set the score at 2-1.
But with under a minute remaining in the first-half, Patriots' senior forward Dianna Russini converted a pass from Wilkerson for a score which put the game tied 2-2 at half-time.
Mason's game winning goal came in the 64th minute when Wilkinson, once again, weaved through a number of Colonial defenders to score her second goal and give Mason the 3-2 victory.
"We played well enough to win," GW head coach Tonya Vogel said. "But there's some little things holding us back."
Patriots starting goalkeeper Sarah Coughlin left the game due to an injury midway through the first-half. Replacement Olivia Brown shook off the Colonials second goal and held GW scoreless the rest of the way, recording six saves in the second-half.
GW's next game is Saturday at the Mt. Vernon Athletic Complex. The Colonials begin Atlantic 10 Conference play as they host the Richmond Spiders at 1:00 p.m.
The men's team follows with a 4:00 p.m. match against George Mason.
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