No. 4 GW (11-3-1) played without several starters and key backups because of injuries and suspensions, but still had plenty of chances.
Patriots sophomore Sarah Wilson just poked the ball wide right after streaking in front of the net in the opening half, and junior Taylor Ellis shot the ball just over the cross bar. In the second half, GW sophomore Gracie Switzer was just wide right on a shot attempt. Geis, a senior whose last regular stint as goalie was two years ago, made four saves to keep the Patriots close.
"It's tough,'' said GW first-year coach Derek Ragle. "I'm not making excuses. We had the players on the field that were able to win that game and we didn't do it.
"We've got to hustle more and we've got to be more competitive. Princeton earned this win. Princeton played a heck of a game. We had some chances and we just didn't finish and we gave up chances, and they did.''
The week started promising for GW, but ended on a sour note. The Patriots handed No. 2 Hurricane its first loss Tuesday, then followed it up with losses to No. 5 Winfield and Princeton.
"We didn't build on our momentum,'' Ragle said. "It may be good. I don't like moral victories and I don't like to lose, but this may make them more hungry when we get into sectionals.''