The U.S. Naval Academy handed the GW women’s soccer team a 3-1 loss in Annapolis, Md., Monday night.
The defeat was the fifth straight to open the season for the Colonial women, while Navy (3-1) won its third straight match.
The scoring began after GW fouled senior forward Shannon Filbin in the 38th minute. Navy freshman Justine Fisher netted the first goal of the match on a penalty kick to give her team a 1-0 lead.
Navy took the lead into halftime and added to it in the second half. Filbin scored on an assist from Nicole Aunapu in the 55th minute. Senior midfielder Anne Kipp scored a minute and a half later on an assist by Katie Moore to put Navy up 3-0.
GW was not able to convert a scoring opportunity until freshman Keisha Christoph netted a score in the 70th minute for her first collegiate goal.
Goalies Rima Sidhu and Shannon Ashfield split time defending the net for the Colonial women. Ashfield made five of the nine total saves for GW.
Navy outshot GW 23-6, and GW only managed one shot in the first half. The Colonial women could not generate much offensive pressure, as Navy goalie Sarah Wilson defended the net for the Midshipmen and did not have to make a save during the game.
The Colonial women’s next match is at James Madison University Friday night. GW then will play Sunday at JMU’s home field against the winner of the match between University of Arizona and Kansas University.