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.
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