Women’s Soccer Set for Weekend Road Trip
Colonials travel to Delaware State on Thursday and James Madison on Sunday
KICKING OFF: The George Washington women’s soccer squad will hit the road for a four-match-stint starting with a trip to Dover, Delaware, to take on Delaware State on Thursday at 7 p.m. GW will then travel to Harrisonburg, Virginia, for a 7 p.m. bout against James Madison on Sunday to close out its non-conference schedule.
LAST TIME OUT: Freshman Alexis Williams netted her second goal of the season to lift GW to a 2-1 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday afternoon. The Colonials notched their third straight win and improved to 3-2-1 on the season.
SHOTS FIRED: The Colonials outshot Saint Francis, 27-7, on Sunday, marking the largest margin they’ve had in scoring attempts this season. The squad’s offensive surge in the second half, which saw them outshoot the Red Flash 16-2, proved successful when Williams’ shot slipped past the goalkeeper with 10 minutes left on the clock.
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Sofia Pavon and Brittany Cooper have proved to be a dynamic duo on the field, with Cooper assisting two of Pavon’s three goals this season. Cooper leads all Colonials with 19 shots on net while Pavon comes in a close second with 18 of her own.
COOPER ON THE CLIMB: Brittany Cooper posted a career day on Sunday, breaking single-game career-highs in assists (2) and shots (7). The Montclair, New Jersey, native previously tallied one assist in six games and had a career-high of six shots on net dating back to September 13, 2015 at Delaware. In addition, the communication major is currently tied for first in the Atlantic 10 with 3.17 shots per game and tied for fourth with a career-high three assists.
GONE STREAKING: With Sunday’s win over Saint Francis, the Colonials' win streak extends to three. The last time the squad earned three consecutive victories was at the start of the 2016 season when they posted six wins in a row.
SCOUTING DELAWARE STATE: The Hornets’ (0-5) last saw action on Sunday, September 3 when they suffered a 4-0 loss to Hartford. Delaware State was scheduled to take a trip down south last week to play the Citadel and Charleston Southern, but both matches were cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.
SCOUTING JAMES MADISON: The Dukes (4-3) fell to Navy, 2-1, last Thursday evening. Junior Collen Gawkins tallied her third goal of the season while sophomore goalkeeper Olivia Miller made two saves in the loss. James Madison will host Liberty on Thursday before hosting the Colonials on Sunday.
LOOK AHEAD: GW opens its conference schedule against Revolutionary Rival George Mason on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The squad then heads up to Kingston, Rhode Island, to take on the Rams for a 1 p.m. kick off on Sunday, September 24.
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