GW Women's Soccer Visits William & Mary for Mid-Week Matchup
Colonials Continue Four-Game Road Swing in Williamsburg, Va., on Thursday
Sept. 11, 2013
WASHINGTON – George Washington women’s soccer heads to Williamsburg, Va., to face William & Mary for the first time in 14 years in a non-conference contest on Thursday night. Action at the Tribe’s Albert-Daly Field is slated for 7 p.m.
GW (2-2-1) went 1-0-1 last weekend on the road, highlighted by a 2-1 win over Old Dominion on Friday. Colonials’ rookie Lina Proska netted the first two goals of her career to lift the Buff and Blue to a win over the Monarchs and snap a two-game skid. GW then battled to a 1-1 double overtime draw with East Carolina in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. After falling behind 0-1 early in the second half, senior Alex Neal registered the equalizer for her first goal of the season. Despite doubling the Pirates’ shot total, 14-7, the Colonials could not break the tie.
GW is tied for third in the Atlantic 10 with seven assists on the season and ranks fifth in the league with a 1.40 goals per game average. One of the squad’s preseason objectives was to be more productive on attack, and the Colonials have exemplified that goal as they have found the back of the net in each of their first five matches for the first time since 2006.
Proska and classmate MacKenzie Cowley pace GW on the year with two goals apiece, and Cowley leads all scorers with five points on the strength of two tallies and an assist. Senior goalkeeper Nicole Ulrick has made 16 saves in 470 minutes of work and possesses a .667 save percentage.
William & Mary (2-1-2) is coming off a 1-0-1 weekend at the Virginia Soccer Nike Classic in Charlottesville. The Tribe defeated Seton Hall, 1-0, on Friday before settling for a 1-1 double overtime tie with Rutgers on Sunday. W&M’s Emory Camper leads the squad with four goals and one helper this season while three other players have recorded one goal each.