GW women still winless after pair of road losses

The GW women’s soccer team lost to both Colorado College and the University of Colorado at a tournament in Boulder, Colo., this weekend, dropping to 0-3 on the season.

The Colonial women look to end their losing streak Wednesday at 4 p.m. when they face George Mason University at South Riding Field.

Colorado 4, GW 1

The Colonial women lost at Colorado 4-1 Sunday, their third straight loss to open the season.

Shawn Kenyon of Colorado (1-1) scored in the 8th minute of the game to open a 1-0 lead over GW. Kenyon scored again in the 38th minute to make the score 2-0 heading into halftime.

GW got on the scoreboard in the second half when senior Jane Lea netted a rebound in the 58th minute. Lea was able to kick a loose ball into the net after a save by Colorado goalie Sloane Cox.

A GW comeback never materialized as Colorado freshman Suzy Kiefer scored from 25 yards out in the 73rd minute, making the score 3-1. The Buffaloes’ Sarah Nowfel scored on a penalty kick in the 75th minute to push Colorado’s lead to three goals.

Rima Sidhu and Shannon Ashfield split time in the goal for GW. Each recorded four saves against Colorado’s 26 shots. GW managed 15 shots.

Colorado College 2, GW 1

The Colonial women lost to Colorado College 2-1 Friday at the University of Colorado’s home field.

GW took an early lead in the game with an unassisted goal by sophomore Lauren Papalia. Papalia converted a Colorado College turnover into a goal in the 7th minute.

Colorado College (2-0) tied the game when Mary Everett scored on an assist by Ashley Magnuson in the 23rd minute, and the teams went into halftime tied 1-1.

Mary Everett scored the winning goal unassisted for Colorado College in the 82nd minute after a GW turnover.

Colorado College took 15 shots in the game, while the Colonial women recorded just seven shots.

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