GW beats Washington State, earns third straight victory

When it rains it pours for this year’s GW women’s soccer team.

After losing six straight matches to start the season, the Colonial women have won three straight matches after a 2-1 victory over Washington State Monday at South Riding Field.

The game-winning goal for GW came from junior Katy McQuillin in the 77th minute. Freshman Erin Coppedge passed the ball to McQuillin, who deposited the ball in the upper left corner of the net. The goal broke the 1-1 tie that Washington State had forged nine minutes earlier.

After a scoreless first half, GW (3-6, 1-0 Atlantic 10) was the first team to get on the board. Angelica Caramanica started the scoring play with a corner kick to junior Carina Sonberg. She then passed it to freshman Keisha Christoph, who scored in the 47th minute of the game to give GW a 1-0 lead.

Washington State (2-5-2) converted in the 68th minute when freshman Natalie Kehl scored. Senior Kim Schelpf set up the play, which Kehl finished by putting the ball in the left corner of the net.

Junior Rima Sidhu and freshman Shannon Ashfield split time defending the GW net, and each notched five saves. Ashfield, who played in the second half, gave up the Cougars’ only goal.

The Colonial women return to A-10 action this weekend, when they will play two home matches. They take on Fordham Friday at 4 p.m. at South Riding. They then play at home Sunday at 1 p.m. against La Salle.

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