Athletes this season hauled in conference honors and set program records, and many teams made giant leaps from just last year.
GW got the wind knocked out of it Sunday. The Colonials couldn’t break a 0-0 double overtime deadlock Sunday – an outcome that gives them some momentum, but no clear path to their first postseason berth since 2002.
With fall sports well into Atlantic 10 conference play, the Hatchet has put together a mid-season report card for each team.
Wallis’ goal led to another in the second half, as a more fluid offense came alive, leading the Colonials to a 3-1 win over the Bison. GW would compile 15 shots in the night, seven on goal, and 11 corner kicks.
Neither team could find a rhythm in either overtime period, as the uptempo pace by both teams tapered the other from taking a shot.
GW fell to Saint Francis 3-1 at home in the conclusion of the D.C. Invitational, despite outshooting the Flash 18-10.
It was a test, that if completed, would affirm the team’s strong improvement under third-year coach Sarah Barnes after the team won only one conference game last year.
As she was carried off the field by her teammates, Ulrick knew she was injured, but did not yet know the extent. After the eventual 2-0 loss in what was just Ulrick’s third game starting in goal for GW, she learned she had torn her ACL – just like she had in high school.
Freshman Mackenzie Cowley has already managed to raise the bar high for herself, scoring the game-winning goal in GW’s season opener against American on Friday.
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.