The GW women’s soccer team went down south over the weekend but remained winless on the season after losing two tough road contests against Auburn University and the nationally ranked University of Georgia.
In the process, the Colonial women (0-7) tied the school record for consecutive losses, and topped last year’s 0-6 start. GW again attempts to break into the winning column this Wednesday at home against James Madison University, which beat GW 2-1 last season.
Georgia 1, GW 0 (2 OT)
Sunday, Sept. 19
The Colonial women lost a double-overtime heartbreaker 1-0 to 17th-ranked Georgia (7-0-1) as GW lost its seventh consecutive game to start the season. Bulldogs midfielder Kristy Bongiovanni scored in the 115th minute to defeat GW. The Colonial women were outshot 39-8 in the game and GW’s sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Ashfield made 10 saves in the game’s 115 minutes. Both teams were issued a red and a yellow card in the aggressively played game in which GW roughed up UGA by a 25-5 foul margin.
,b>Auburn 2, GW 1
Friday, Sept. 17
The Colonial women played Auburn (3-3) to a scoreless tie well into the first half until substitute Candace Cagle scored in the 35th minute for the Tigers. GW struck back just before halftime when sophomore Erin Coppedge netted her first career goal off a 25-yard pass from teammate Kesha Christoph in the 41st minute. Christoph’s assist gave the sophomore midfielder her team-leading third point of the season.
But another late goal in a season of heartbreakers gave Auburn the lead in the 74th minute. The Colonial women lost despite outshooting Auburn 9-5 for the match.