Women’s basketball’s Sunday contest with Virginia was canceled, according to a release Saturday.
The release states that the Cavaliers (0-3) could only field a six-player roster for the game against the Colonials (2-1) and opted to cancel the contest as a “health and safety precaution.” The game marks the second cancellation of the season for GW – the women’s bracket for the Paradise Jam tournament was also scrapped.
Virginia, which fields a 13-member roster, utilized nine players in its season opener Nov. 25 and its following game Nov. 29. But in its Thursday game with James Madison, eight Cavaliers saw time on the court.
GW experienced injury trouble of its own heading into the season, fielding a seven-member bench in its home opener against Lincoln Nov. 25. Redshirt sophomore forward Mayowa Taiwo returned to the court in the team’s second game Nov. 28, and freshmen forward Caranda Perea and guard Piper Macke were available to play against Virginia Tech Tuesday.
The game will not be rescheduled this season. The Colonials will instead look for another opponent to replace the game on their schedule, and the Cavaliers will turn their attention to their upcoming conference slate without finding a replacement opponent, the release states.
Sunday came and went without a game, leaving the team with eight days between its last contest and its next opponent. The Colonials were looking to get a bounce-back win after their two game win streak was snapped in a 92–57 blowout loss to Virginia Tech.
The Colonials are back in action at James Madison Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 4 p.m.