Women’s soccer freshman midfielder Kristi Abbate is a member of the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team, following a standout first season on the pitch for the Colonials.
As the end of their season creeps closer, the Colonials suffered two tough losses on the road over the weekend, dropping twice to league foes.
GW headed into this weekend with hopes of securing two wins in its final away games of the regular season but ultimately fell twice: 1-0 to the Rhode Island Rams and 4-0 to the Massachusetts Minutewomen.
With 53 seconds left in the second half, freshman Kristi Abbate rocketed a shot into the net, forcing the game into overtime.
Though a combination of stellar defensive play and offensive aggression paved the way for a 2-1 Colonial victory Friday, a relapse into former offensive struggles predestined GW’s 3-0 loss against the Rams Sunday.
The weekend’s record was split for the Colonials, but head coach Sarah Barnes sees both the victory and the loss as proof of a team that grows stronger with each passing contest.
As the school year approaches, the University’s sports programs continue to move toward their upcoming seasons. Here’s a glimpse at some of the Colonial headlines from this week.
Recently hired women’s soccer head coach Sarah Barnes continues to round out her coaching roster, adding Emma Wright, a former director of coaching in the Women’s Premier Soccer League.
Marla Nelson was named the assistant coach for the women’s soccer team yesterday, joining newly hired head coach Sarah Barnes.
Men’s soccer head coach Craig Jones continued to round out his staff with the hire of former All-Big Ten Conference performer Danny Irizarry.