GW Earns "Best in DC" Bragging Rights In a round robin Saturday night, GW shut out both American University and Georgetown University to claim the local bragging rights. In the opening game, a first half corner kick from junior Kaitlyn Manning was knocked in by sophomore Danielle Mahar, giving us an early 1-0. It was Danielle's first start of the season and GW's first goal of the year. Later in the half, senior Emma Reid bombed in a long range shot that found it's way under the cross bar, putting GW up 2-0 at the half. American came out hard in the second, but senior goal keeper, Brianne Cositore, protected the lead by making several big saves. American also sent a penalty kick wide of the target. This was Brianne's first action in nearly two full seasons after suffering an ACL injury as a sophomore. Welcome back, Bri! In the second game, GW took on long-time rival, Georgetown. Over the past two seasons, we are 3-3 in six head-to-head matchups, so this was bound to be a close contest. The first half saw several near misses by GW, as the Colonials dominated possession with crisp passing and showed a lot of patience. But as the second half clock ticked down with the score still tied 0-0, it seemed like it would be a game of missed opportunities, until freshman Cindy Labarge turned her defender at the top of the 18yd box and squared a pass to freshman Mahalia Willis. "Maha" took a touch to the side, opened a shooting lane, and buried the shot in the corner of the net. Georgetown huddled up after conceding their first goal of the season, but a rock-solid defense, anchored by center back Haley Gray and defensive midfielder Mary Grace Braun, protected the lead. GW improves to 3-1-1 on the season.
Up Next: Saturday, Sept 26 @ George Mason University (10:00am) Saturday, Sept 26 vs Towson Univ* (12:00pm) Both games are at George Mason Univ
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Info about the team: The GW Women's Club Soccer team was founded in 2001 and since then we have grown into a fun and competitive team. We compete in a league during the fall against other schools in the area. For the past 5 years we have qualified for regionals and will be going again this year! During the fall we have practice 2-3 times during the week (two outdoor and sometimes one indoor) and games on the weekend. While we are a competitive we also like to have fun and do things as a team!