After a strong fall, GW looks to fine tune in Spring As the 24th seed in the 2015 Regional Championship, GW faced #1 ranked Ithaca in their opening game. A first half goal from senior captain Nally Kinnane put GW up 1-0 at the break. "I was saving all my goals for Regionals," Kinnane said during half time. Junior captain Aly Kruse doubled our lead midway through the second half, and GW was able to hang on and secure a 2-1 win. It marked the first time in tournament memories that a #24 seed beat the #1 seed in the opening game. Up next for GW was perennial powerhouse, Delaware. The Blue Hens capitalized on a bad bounce to go up 1-0 at half time. A second half injury to freshman goalkeeper Taylor Lupi lead to UD's second goal, as the refs allowed play to continue and GW couldn't make the switch in net until UD had scored again. UD went on to win the tournament. In GW's third game, only a 4-0 or better win would see them move on, but their opponent, Syracuse, also needed that same result. It was an incredibly physical and fast paced game that ended 0-0, eliminating both teams. The three games GW played at Regionals were by far their three best games of the season and set the tone for upcoming seasons. All eight freshmen played meaningful minutes at this tournament, which is a first for the GW program and a sign of what's to come.
The Spring 16 season kicks off with the annual UMD indoor tournament on Feb 27, where we'll be sending two teams to compete. After that, we have a round robin at William and Mary, with George Mason. It'll mark the first time we've played W&M and will give us another shot at the Patriots, whom we tied 1-1 in the fall. We'll also have three home games in April against yet to be determined opponents.
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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!