George Washington University Drops Games Versus No. 2 California & No. 16 UC-Davis
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Junior Allison Peotter scored a season-high six goals against No. 16 University of California-Davis and added another against No. 2 University of California, but the Colonials dropped both decisions against their nationally ranked opponents at the Golden Bear Invitational.
GW (3-11) lost to UC-Davis, 17-8, before falling to Cal, 16-4, in its final game of its annual West Coast trip. The second-ranked Golden Bears are the highest ranked opponent in Colonials' program history.
In Sunday's opener against the Aggies, Peotter opened the scoring 1:31 into the game and added a second goal in opening quarter to help the Colonials stay close to trail 4-2. However, UC Davis scored five unanswered goals in the second quarter and netted two goals in the third quarter for a 7-0 to take an 11-2 lead. GW would get as close as seven twice in the fourth quarter, but a late 3-0 UC Davis run ended any chance at a rally.
Peotter added five steals and an assist along with her six goals. Junior Megan Walker and freshman Adina Zepfel added the other goals, while senior goalkeeper Charlotte Schou made six saves.
No. 2 Cal (19-3) scored the game's first nine goals and kept GW without a goal until 7:33 remained in the third quarter to cruise to the victory. The Colonials outscored the Golden Bears, 3-2, in the third quarter behind goals from Berry, Peotter and Walker, but were outgunned, 5-1, over the final eight minutes.
Freshman Allison Littlejohn provided GW's fourth-quarter goal to round out the scoring. Schou totaled seven saves as the Colonials lost their third straight game and sixth against a nationally ranked foe this season.
Peotter went over 100 career goals during GW's five-game West Coast trip and now has 108 goals in 65 career games.
Release courtesy George Washington Athletic Communications