Women's Soccer Falls in Overtime Heartbreaker at Duquesne
Colonials close the 2017 season with a 10-5-4 record
PITTSBURGH -- The George Washington women's soccer squad closed its 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship run in the quarterfinal round with a 1-0 double overtime loss at Duquesne on Saturday afternoon at Arthur J. Rooney Field.
In their most physical game of the season, the Colonials' came out strong, holding the Dukes to only one shot on net at the 39th minute in the first half. On the offensive end, GW controlled the ball for much of the first frame, tallying two shots and holding a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks. The Colonials' best look came in the final two minutes of play when sophomore forward Annie Pierce crossed the ball parallel to the box, but just missed freshman Alexis Williams to complete the connection.
The game continued to be a back-and-forth battle after the intermission. GW tallied two early shots to start the second, but the Dukes began to apply the offensive pressure at the midpoint of the half when they recorded three consecutive shots. Redshirt senior keeper Miranda Horn stood her ground between the posts, first tipping the ball just over the cage and then grabbing the next two shots without any hesitation.
With shots even at five with 15 minutes remaining in regulation, the Dukes began to pick up the pace and tallied three shots within a 10-minute span. The Colonials' defense stayed solid to keep the ball out of the box while Horn stopped each shot with ease. At the end of regulation, the Dukes held a 9-5 advantage in shots while the Colonials held a 6-5 edge in corner kicks.
The Buff and Blue battled through the first overtime period and into the second, but the Dukes finally found the back of the net at the 105th minute to take the quarterfinal victory.
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