With the loss the Bucs fall to 7-8-0, 4-4-0 in A-Sun, while the Bulldogs improve to 6-7-0, 4-3-0 in Conference play. It was just the second time in program history the teams have matched up, with GWU coming out on top of both contests.
The Bulldogs showed that they came to play early on, netting their first score just 40 seconds into first period, as Lindsey Gladhill sent a cross to Woodworth, who headed the ball past ETSU goalie Erin Bilyeu (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) for the 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs would outshoot the Bucs, 7-5, in the first period.
"We didn't play our game and got caught up in their system during the first half," said ETSU mentor Heather Henson. "We were able to focus and be more disciplined in the second half. We stayed with our system and got a goal out of it."
The Buccaneers held the Bulldogs scoreless for the rest of regulation, scoring a goal of their own on a long arcing shot off the foot of sophomore Katie O'Bryan (
"We were unlucky on corners and had a couple near misses," said Henson. "We need to convert on the opportunities we're given, because we're not going to get too many against good teams like Gardner-Webb."
The Bucs came out on the attack in the first overtime, with Adrian Mobley (
Junior Emily Fulcher (
Woodworth controlled the Bulldog attack, recording five shots, followed by Gladhill with three. The Bulldogs tallied 13 shots on the day.
The Bucs, amid a four-game homestand, are set to host