Oct. 10, 2009
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -
The Richmond women's soccer team (8-5-1, 4-1-0) secured its fourth straight win with a 2-1 victory at George Washington (4-5-4, 1-2-2) Saturday afternoon. Senior Jen Ruhe scored her first goal of the season and sophomore Emily Dale added the game-winning goal.
Ruhe scored late in the first half off an assist from sophomore Liza Koch. Ruhe ended the game with two shots, both of which were on goal.
"We got great goals from Jenny and Emily Dale today," said head coach Peter Albright. "That was some of the best soccer the Spiders have played this fall. GW was very committed to the game and that makes the result even more impressive."
Dale pushed the Richmond lead to 2-0 with an unassisted goal from 18 yards out in the 50th minute. The Colonials countered two minutes later with a goal of their own, but stellar play from center back Kristy Schmitt silenced the GW rally.
"Kristy played a great game at center back," said Albright. "This is a big win for our A-10 Tournament aspirations."
Richmond outshot the Colonials by an 11-8 margin. Freshman Natalie LeClair led the Spiders with three shots and sophomore goalkeeper Melissa Pacheco recorded four saves in the net.
The Spiders travel to Charlotte next Friday. Kick-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.