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George Washington women’s soccer extends winning streak to 11

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FAIRFAX, Va. (Via George Washington University) – Junior MacKenzie Cowley netted the golden goal in double overtime to lift the George Washington women’s soccer team over George Mason, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at George Mason Stadium.

The Colonials (13-4-0, 8-0-0 A-10) extend the nation’s longest active winning streak to 11 while earning GW a point in the 2015-16 Revolutionary Rivalry to put the Colonials up, 3-0, on the year. With the loss, Mason (8-8) drops to 4-4 in Atlantic 10 play.

The Patriots came close to taking an early lead with a shot in the seventh minute that was punched away by redshirt-sophomore Miranda Horn. Senior Ellen Conway replaced a shaken-up Horn after the play.

Defense would prevail in the first stanza, as the match remained scoreless at halftime with two saves by Conway and one shot on goal by the Colonials that was set aside by Mason’s keeper.

The Patriots commanded possession to start the second half, getting off four unanswered shots in the first 16:22 of play. Conway posted five saves in the period to send the match to overtime.

Cowley nearly ended the game in the first overtime period with a blast from far out, but a leaping Mason keeper knocked the shot above the goal to keep the Patriots alive.

In double overtime, junior Lina Proska carried the ball up midfield and passed it off to Cowley, who scored the golden goal in the 107th minute for her team-leading eighth score of the season to give the Colonials a 1-0 victory.

With a career-high seven saves on the day, Conway earned her first win of the season to help GW to its fifth consecutive shutout. With their 11th clean sheet of the season, the Colonials surpassed the previous program record of 10 set in 1990.

The Colonials return to action on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Rhode Island before wrapping the regular season on Sunday, Nov. 1, with Senior Day at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.