Women's Soccer Stung 3-2 in 2OT Loss at Temple
Oct. 16, 2005
AMBLER, PA - Temple freshman Charisma Wright picked a good time to score her first-ever collegiate goal as it lifted the Owls (2-13-0, 1-4-0 A-10) over George Washington University (4-9-0, 1-4-0 A-10) 3-2 in double overtime Sunday afternoon in an Atlantic 10 meeting at the Ambler Soccer Complex.
With the game knotted 2-2 and less than two minutes remaining in double overtime, Wright got free in front of the Colonials' goal and found the back of the net to win it in stunning fashion.
GW held a 2-1 advantage midway through the second half when freshman Wendy Halina scored on a pass from senior Stephanie Vierty at the 68:08 mark to even the contest at two.
The Colonials opened the scoring in the 15th minute when senior Ina Kain (Irvine, CA/Woodbridge) knocked a penalty kick past Owls' goalkeeper Tiffany Kasunich for a 1-0 GW lead.
Temple tied the game six minutes later when Vierty set up sophomore Kersha Walker for a goal at the 21:51 mark.
GW retook the lead four-and-a-half minutes into the second half on a goal from senior Lise Backman (Beaconsfield, Quebec/John Abbott College) that put the Colonials in front 2-1.
GW goalie Anna Handzlik (Palos Verdes, CA/Palos Verdes Peninsula/UC Boulder) recorded six saves in the match.
The Colonials return to the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex this weekend for their final two home games of the season.
GW hosts the University of Massachusetts on Friday, Oct. 21, and Rhode Island Sunday, Oct. 23, for Senior Day.