Women’s soccer set to welcome Towson
GOOD START FOR SORKENN:
After missing the entire 2021 season due to injury, a graduate student Rachel Sorkenn is back on the pitch and has regained his goalscoring form. The River Edge, NJ native has found the back of the net in back-to-back games for GW, including scoring the winning goal in GW’s win over William & Mary on Sunday.
If Sorkenn scored against Towson on Thursday, she would be Buff & Blue’s first player since Alexis Williams in 2018 to open a season with one goal in three straight games.
FIRST DEFENSIVE SUCCESS:
On Thursday, the GW defense will aim to continue their strong start to the campaign. In the first two games, GW allowed the opposition just one goal and limited the forwards to just four total shots from the net. The only goal against GW in two games is their lowest tally to start the season since 2018.
The Tigers arrive in Washington DC on Thursday with a 1-1-0 record after an early season win at Howard and a 3-1 loss to La Salle. Towson is led by junior forward Nia Christopher, who was named CAA Pre-Season Player of the Year. Last season, Christopher finished second in the CAA in goals, including five game-winning goals. In addition to Christopher, the GW defense will need to keep tabs on junior midfielder Phoebe Canoles, who was named to the CAA preseason all-conference team.