Women’s Soccer Plays Duquesne to Draw in Home Finale

Oct. 22, 2017

Final Stats

WASHINGTON -- The George Washington women’s soccer squad played Duquesne to a 0-0 draw on Sunday afternoon in their home finale at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus. The Colonials close out the regular season 10-4-4 and 5-2-3 in A-10 play.

The match stayed even for much of the first half, with the Colonials putting up the first shot on net while holding the Dukes to only one shot 22 minutes into the first frame. In the final minute of the first half, midfielder Sofia Pavon took a breakaway off of a pass from freshman Tuhina Dasgupta, but the Duquesne goalkeeper tipped the ball wide on Pavon's strike to keep the score deadlocked at zero going into intermission.

The teams continued to go shot-for-shot throughout the second half, with the Colonials' best look at the 64 minute mark when sophomore defender Deena DeSilva shot the ball from outside the box but could not get it past the Dukes’ goalkeeper, pushing the match to overtime.

In the first overtime period, redshirt senior goalkeeper Miranda Horn came in clutch for the Colonials with back-to-back saves with 10 seconds remaining. The Colonials continued to apply the offensive pressure in the second overtime period with Pavon having the best look, but the ball hit the far post and went out of play.


  • Redshirt senior goalkeeper Miranda Horn made eight saves on the day and now has 306 career saves between the pipes. The Hamilton, Ontario, native also turns in her 31st clean sheet to cement her spot as GW’s all-time career shutouts leader.

  • Horn closes her career at home with an overall 26-6-4 record at GW Soccer Field.

  • The Colonials held a 15-14 edge in shots while the Dukes had a 14-5 advantage in corner kicks.

  • Senior forward Brittany Cooper led the Buff and Blue with four shots while sophomore defender Deena DeSilva had three and sophomore forward Sheila Albertson tallied two.


    The Colonials will compete in the Atlantic 10 Championships as the No. 5 seed and will take on Duquesne on Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m.



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