GW Men's Soccer Falls to No. 21 Charlotte, 2-1, in Season Finale
Rudolph Converts Penalty Kick in Final Collegiate Game
Nov. 3, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Senior Seth Rudolph scored his team-best seventh goal of the season in the final game of his career, but the George Washington men's soccer team fell to No. 21 Charlotte, 2-1, on Saturday evening in Atlantic 10 action at the 49ers' Transamerica Field.
Charlotte (13-2-2, 7-1-1 A-10) scored the game's first goal in the fifth minute when Tyler Gibson's free kick from 25 yards out deflected off the far post and Thomas Allen ran onto the rebound and put it into the lower right corner just 4:57 into the game for the quick 1-0 lead.
The 49ers were called for a foul in the box in the 19th minute, and Rudolph converted the penalty kick to tie the match at 1-1. The goal was the 29th of his career, capping his outstanding four years at GW ranked seventh all-time in the category and 11th all-time with 63 points.
The score remained knotted through halftime and most of the second period, but Charlotte tallied the game-winner with just 5:39 remaining. Aidan Kirkbride passed the ball from the top of the box to Isaac Caughran just inside the box near the right end line. Caughran one-timed the ball to Giuseppe Gentile, who ran onto the ball and put it in the back of the net from 10 yards out to give the 49ers the 2-1 victory.
The 49ers outshot the Colonials, 22-4, including 11-0 in the second half, but just nine of their total attempts were on target. Charlotte also held a 10-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Senior goalkeeper Alejandro Almodovar recorded five saves, while Charlotte's Klay Davis stopped two shots.
GW concludes the 2012 campaign with a 5-13-0 overall record and a 2-7-0 mark against Atlantic 10 opponents.
Men's Soccer Downs Regular-Season Champion SLU on Saturday
WASHINGTON - Senior Garrett Heine's late goal gave the George Washington men's soccer squad a 1-0 victory over regular-season champion Saint Louis on...
@GWMensSoccer Falls at Massachusetts
Colonials to Wrap Regular Season Next Week
GW Men's Soccer Pair Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
Summerlin, Lawal Grab Academic Honor
@GWMensSoccer Falls at St. Bonaventure, 1-0
Colonials Look to Bounce Back after Time Off
@GWMensSoccer to Visit St. Bonaventure on Wednesday
Colonials Look to Continue Strong A-10 Play
Men's Soccer Wraps Regular Season on Saturday
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's soccer squad wraps regular-season play on Saturday with a 2 p.m. match against Saint Louis at the GW Soccer Field on...
Heine Earns Weekly Awards After Four-Goal Week
Senior Named A-10 Offensive Player of the Week, National Player of the Week by CollegeSoccerNews.com, NSCAA College Player of the Week
@GWMensSoccer Visits UMass on Saturday
Colonials Wrap Regular-Season Road Slate