2017 Off to a Positive Start In our first game of the season, on Sept 10, we ultimately lost 1-0 to Towson in a very even game. Towson went undefeated last season and finished ranked #7 out of 90 teams in our region so it was an encouraging performance. Towson is already 3-0 in the 2017 season.
On Sept 16, we traveled south to Williamsburg for our first ever meeting with William and Mary. Despite controlling possession and generating many chances, the score was still 0-0 at half time. W&M managed to squeeze one in from long range early in the second half, but we closed out with a flurry of chances. Freshman Lindsey Burstein managed to get on the end of a free kick from another freshman, Bailey Hoglin to tie the score at 1-1 with less than a minute remaining.
The momentum built in the final 20min on Saturday carried over into our first Divisional game on Sunday, against Salisbury. We came out flying and generated several chances early in the first half before the pace settled down. Freshman Kerry Ashkenaze raced onto the end of a through ball and was able to beat the keeper to the far post for a 1-0 half time lead. Kerry doubled her tally midway through the second half, getting on the end of a loose ball in the box before the keeper could jump on it. With only 3 minutes remaining, senior Gabriela Passos buried a perfect penalty kick following a foul in the box by a Salisbury defender to cap the scoring in a convincing 3-0 win. Next Up: Home vs American University Sunday, Sept 24, 9:45am Game at Long Bridge Park, Arlington Va
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!