Sports in Brief

Women’s soccer loses two

The GW women’s soccer team lost two close conference road games this weekend, falling 2-1 at Saint Louis Friday and 3-2 at Charlotte Sunday.

The Colonials (4-7-4, 1-4-2 Atlantic 10) first fell behind in the first half against Saint Louis and allowed a second goal in the 79th minute to find themselves at a two-score deficit. Three minutes later senior Dara Rosen scored her first goal of the season, but GW could not add an equalizer before time expired and came away with the loss.

GW was able to grab an early lead at Charlotte, with senior Ashley Starks scoring the game’s first goal in the 10th minute and freshman Kayley Sullivan adding a second in the 32nd.

Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Rowe and the Colonials kept the 49ers off the board until just before the 65-minute mark when Charlotte’s Lacey McGowan headed a corner from Hailey Beam into the goal’s right side. McGowan added a second nearly seven minutes later, again heading a corner kick from Beam to the right and past Rowe.

In the 86th minute, Macky Wingo scored to put the 49ers ahead for good.

GW returns home for two games, hosting St. Bonaventure Friday at 3 p.m. and Duquesne at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Turner takes seventh

Though rain shortened the tournament from 54 holes to 36, senior Cole Turner was able to finish seventh of 48 competitors at this weekend’s Lincoln Mercury Intercollegiate in Bedminster Township, N.J.

Turner’s seven-over score of 151 was eight strokes back of the leader, Delaware’s Justin Martinson. A trio of GW golfers – sophomore Martin Liu, junior Brendan Barrack and senior Sebastian Palomares – tied for 13th place.

The Colonials’ fall season continues Oct. 27-28 with the ODU/Seascape Intercollegiate in Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Volleyball splits again

For the second straight weekend the GW women’s volleyball team left home and came back with both a win and a loss, beating North Carolina Central 3-0 Friday and falling 3-1 to Charlotte Saturday.

Senior Abby Syverson, who rested in Wednesday’s win over Morgan State, led the Colonials (16-7, 4-3 Atlantic 10) with 10.5 points Friday. Junior Hannah Stuart and freshman Candace Silva-Martin paced GW with 13 and 12 digs.

Three of the four sets in Saturday’s loss to Charlotte were decided by the minimum two points, with the lone exception being won by just five. The two teams each hit an identical .150 for the match.

Next the Colonials will host four matches in 10 days, beginning with Tuesday’s 7 p.m. date with Howard.

Water polo drops three

GW’s men’s water polo team played three ranked teams in two days this weekend and came away with a trio of losses, first at home against No. 17 Princeton and then against No. 15 Air Force and No. 13 Navy in Annapolis, Md.

Senior John-Claude Wright had four goals in Saturday’s 12-9 loss to the Tigers.

Sophomore Cray Rogers scored three goals Sunday in the 14-5 loss to Air Force before adding two more in the 11-3 defeat at the hands of Navy.

The Colonials (7-19, 0-6 CWPA) will return home Oct. 28 against Johns Hopkins. The game is set for a 7 p.m. start.

Number Crunch: 191

The number of goals men’s water polo senior John-Claude Wright has scored in his GW career. Wright is within five goals of the school’s all-time top five.

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