GW getting kicked around

The GW women’s soccer team (0-8-0) entered the second half of its game with James Madison University with a shot at its first win or tie. Then its opponent broke through with second-half scores to send GW to a 2-0 loss.

This time, the loss meant that the 1999 women’s soccer team was off to the worst start and the longest losing streak in program history.

Just two minutes into the second half, the Dukes of James Madison (5-3-0) put a shot past GW sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Ashfield to give JMU the 1-0 lead. The Dukes notched another goal in the 60th minute.

This was the fifth time GW has been shut out and the fourth time by a score of 2-0. Overall, the Colonial women have been outscored 23 to 3, never having recorded more than one goal in a match. The second half has been particularly difficult for the Colonial women, as they have been outscored 14-0 after intermission. GW carried a tie into the second half five times, four of them scoreless.

GW opens Atlantic 10 play Sunday afternoon at home against Virginia Tech. Last year, the Colonial women opened the season 0-6, but salvaged the season and finished 11-10-0.

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