GW Women's Soccer Battles to 1-1 Draw With Loyola

Senior Melanie Keer

Sept. 24, 2013

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WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's soccer team battled Loyola to a 1-1 double overtime draw on Tuesday afternoon at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus in the squad's final home non-conference match of the season. 

The Colonials (2-2-3) took a 1-0 lead over the Greyhounds (1-6-2) early in the first half but the visitors scored the equalizer late in the second and the Buff and Blue could not break the tie. GW matched its season-high shot total, out-shooting Loyola, 19-8, and limiting the Greyhounds to one attempt through both overtime periods.

GW got on the scoreboard in the 18th minute when junior Elizabeth Casey took a free kick from 30 yards out and a Loyola defender caught the pass and lost control, putting the ball in the left side of her own net.

The Colonials took the first four shots of the second frame and nearly went up 2-0 when rookie MacKenzie Cowley fired a bullet to the right side of the goal, but Loyola goalkeeper Didi Haracic made a diving save. Junior Melanie Keer followed Cowley's attempt with a header that ricocheted off the crossbar and a second header that went just wide.

Loyola knotted the game at 1-1 at the 76:55 mark when Maddie Boccio carried a pass from Morgan Crable and broke through the GW defensive line and fired a shot into the left side of the goal. Senior goalkeeper Nicole Ulrick dove in an attempt to stop the shot but the ball slipped past the reach of her fingertips.

Ulrick made four saves on the day for the Colonials.

GW heads to local foe Howard on Friday, Sept. 27 for a 7 p.m. match.



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