GW Women's Soccer Heads to George Mason, Hosts VCU This Weekend
Colonials Wrap Regular Season Road Action on Friday With Revolutionary Rivalry Match
Oct. 24, 2013
GW (5-4-4) went 0-1-1 last weekend in a pair of conference road matches as the squad fell to St. Bonaventure, 1-0, on Friday before battling to a scoreless double-overtime draw at Duquesne on Sunday. The Colonials' shutout over the Dukes was the fifth time the Colonials held an opponent scoreless this season, marking their most shutouts since 2009.
A senior-freshman duo has paced the GW offense this season in Jane Wallis and Lina Proska, who have each scored three goals and an tallied an assist for seven points on the year. Senior goalkeeper Nicole Ulrick ranks fourth in the A-10 in three categories - goals against average (0.94), save percentage (.812) and saves per game (4.31). Her five shutouts are tied for second in the league.
GW and George Mason will meet for the first time as A-10 foes on Fridayas part of the new Revolutionary Rivalry (#RevRivalry), which pits the Colonials and the Patriots against one another in each of the 16 A-10 sports in which they compete. The Tri-Corner Hat Trophy will be awarded based on a point system with points given to the victor in each round of competition. In men's and women's soccer a point will be given to the head-to-head winner with GW and Mason splitting the point if the teams tie. The Colonials currently lead the Revolutionary Rivalry, 1-0, after the GW volleyball team defeated GMU last weekend.
Mason (6-8-1, 3-2-0 A-10) is coming off a 2-1 double overtime loss to Richmond on Saturday. The squads took a 1-1 draw into the second extra period and the Spiders scored with just over 40 seconds remaining on the clock to defeat the Patriots and snap their three-game win streak. Emma Starr (4 g, 1 a) leads the GMU offense with nine points and goalkeeper Lyndse Hokanson has set aside 66 shots in 15 games for a .767 save percentage.
VCU (8-5-2, 3-1-1 A-10) comes to GW following a 2-0 setback at St. Bonaventure on Sunday, which snapped a nine-match unbeaten streak by the Rams as they suffered their first conference loss. Courtney Conrad (4 g, 5 a) leads all scorers with 13 points and Maren Johansen (4 g, 3 a) has tallied 11 points. Goalkeeper Emma Kruse has played every game in goal and leads the A-10 with 78 saves on the year.