This post was written by Hatchet reporter Scott Nover.
Freshman goalkeeper Miranda Horn earned Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors following two shut-out performances over the weekend. Her efforts helped GW begin the season 2-0 for the first time since 2007.
Horn started in the goal Friday and played 61 shut-out minutes in the Colonials’ season-opening 6-0 rout of Mount St. Mary’s. She made three saves in the game, including a leaping grab in the first half to deny the visiting Mountaineers a goal.
The Canadian-born red-shirt freshman also protected the posts throughout Sunday’s overtime defeat of Old Dominion, thwarting five attempts on goal over 91.41 minutes of play, including three saves in the game’s second half.
Horn’s set of clean sheets brings more than conference honors back to GW, a team that suffered the loss of star goalkeeper Nicole Ulrik to graduation last May and began the season with questions about who would take over in the net.
The Colonials’ non-conference schedule continues Friday with GW’s first road game of the season. They will travel to Baltimore to take on Loyola of Maryland before coming back home to host William and Mary on Sunday.