GW's Kimberly Sanders To Play Identical Twin Rachel Friday
ATHENS, OH -- George Washington women's soccer player Kimberly Sanders (Knoxville, TN/Bearden) will face her identical twin sister for the first time in their athletic careers when GW (2-1) plays Ohio (2-2) on Friday at 400 p.m. Kimberly, who plays forward may go head-to-head against her twin sister Rachel Sanders who is a defender for Ohio. The Sanders twins will play each other in front of an entourage of friends and family who plan to make the trip to Athens, OH, from their hometown of Knoxville, TN.
GW women's soccer coach Tanya Vogel scheduled the game almost three years ago so that the twin sisters could play against each other during their college careers. Kimberly has started two of the Colonial's first three matches this year and is looking for her first career goal on Friday. Rachel has been a standout player for Ohio this year having recorded five points (two goals and an assist) in Ohio's first four matches this season. Rachel's two goals have come on her only shots of the season won of which was a game winner.
Friday's match will be quite the family affair as their younger sister, parents, friends, and three sets of aunts and uncles will make the drive to Ohio to see this sibling rivalry in action. This is historic for the family as the two twins have never played against each other on any level since they have always played on the same team.
This is an important match for the Colonials as a victory would mark their best start during coach Vogel's tenur. Ohio, on the other hand, is trying to match last year's strong season where they won the Mid- American Conference championship. GW plays Ohio to start a three-game road swing with matches against Towson on September 14th and No. 25 Maryland on September 22nd. The Colonials will return home on September 25th to play American at 3:00 p.m.