Riding a two-game winning streak Tuesday, the GW women’s soccer found its growing confidence to be no help against No. 15 University of Virginia as the host Cavaliers pummeled the Colonials 7-0 in Charlottesville, Va.
Only days after GW and Atlantic 10 Player of the Week Erin Coppedge defeated Temple and St. Joseph’s on the road with seven goals combined, the Colonials could not muster a shot in the game. Virginia kept constant pressure on GW with 29 shots, forcing Colonial goalkeeper Christine O’ Malley to make eight saves.
The GW defense held its Atlantic Coast Conference opponents off the scoreboard for the first 18 minutes, until Virginia’s Sarah Lane opened the floodgates with her first goal of the day.
Just two minutes later, Lane struck her second goal, giving the team a 3-0 lead into the break.
The second half proved no different for the Colonials, whose offense and defense continued to sputter. The Cavaliers scored three minutes into the second half and would find the net three more times in the second half. Lane and Kelly Worden each scored two goals for Virginia.
The good news for GW is that the Colonials will play at South Riding Field this weekend for the first time all season, and will face only A-10 teams for the rest of the regular season. The Colonials sit alone atop their conference as the only undefeated team. The La Salle Explorers and Fordham Rams will head south to take on Tanya Vogel’s team this Friday and Sunday, respectively. Both teams are at 1-2 in A-10 play.