Women's Soccer Ends Losing Streak, Downs St. Bonaventure 2-0
Keara Mehlert Scores Two Goals to Lead Colonials Past the Bonnies
Oct. 7, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior forward Keara Mehlert (Chevy Chase, MD/Stone Ridge School) netted two goals to lead George Washington women's soccer past St. Bonaventure, 2-0, in an Atlantic 10 Conference match held at Mount Vernon Athletics Complex early Sunday afternoon.
The win snapped GW's three-match losing streak and was their first A-10 win of the season. It was their first conference victory since October 15th of last season, when they defeated St. Bonaventure, 2-1.
In today's match, George Washington (6-5-0, 1-3-0 A-10) controlled play from the opening kick. The first half ended without a score, but it was clear the Colonials were in possession for a majority of the first 45 minutes, out shooting the Bonnies 6-1.
In the second half, a period in which GW had 12 shots compared to St. Bonaventure's three, the Colonials finally saw results for their controlling play, as Mehlert scored two goals in a span of 10 minutes.
In the 61st minute, fellow junior forward Meg Pyle (Franklin Park, NJ/Mount St. Mary Academy) flipped the ball ahead to Mehlert, who gathered the pass and beat the keeper one-on-one, chipping the ball into the right corner.
Less then 10 minutes later, Mehlert struck again, on a play that was nearly identical to her first goal. This time, it was junior Ria Halkiotis (Brookeville, MD/St. John's College HS) that provided the assist, playing the ball ahead to Mehlert, who once again beat keeper Nicole Markert, drilling the ball into the right corner of the net.
After scoring just one goal in her first 36 games played at GW, Mehlert has now scored four goals in 11 matches this season.
George Washington takes to the road next weekend, playing at Charlotte on Friday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m., and then at Saint Louis on Sunday, at 1:00 p.m.
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