A year after opening 0-6, the Colonial women are off to another slow start under second-year head coach Michele Rodriguez-Smith.
After dropping two games at the 1999 Cal Invitational in Livermore, Calif., GW now stands winless four games into the season. The Colonial women, who have been outscored 11-1 this season, will look for a win, a tie, or at least another goal Wednesday at local rival George Mason. The Patriots routed the Colonial women last year 5-0.
William & Mary 5, GW 1
Sun., Sept. 5
Playing soccer Sunday night in northern California may have seemed like a dream, but The College of William & Mary woke up the Colonial women with a blowout loss – the only consolation being that GW finally scored, after three straight 2-0 shutouts to start the season (to Maryland, Georgetown, and San Diego State University).
The Colonial women got off eight shots in the game, but it was no match for the 19 shots William & Mary fired. The Tribe scored three goals in a 10-minute period in the first half. GW senior Katy McQuillin ended 304 minutes of scoreless GW soccer with a goal in the 34th minute, but William & Mary scored again to make the score 4-1 at the half. The Tribe added one more goal in the second half, while the Colonial women did not find the net again.
San Diego St. 2, GW 0
Sat., Sept. 4
The Colonial women opened play Saturday night in Livermore with a shutout loss to 13th-ranked San Diego State University. GW managed to fight San Diego St. to a standstill until the 68th minute, when the Aztecs broke through with their first goal. The Aztecs added another goal eight minutes later. The Colonial women committed 23 fouls while getting outshot 26-9.
In the first three games of the season, the Colonial women were outscored 5-0 in the second half while taking a 0-0 tie into the second half twice.