GW Women's Soccer Edged by Bryant, 1-0, in Navy Invitational Finale
Sept. 11, 2011
WASHINGTON - Despite holding a 9-3 shot advantage in the first half, Bryant connected on goal and held on to an early 1-0 lead to defeat the George Washington women's soccer team in the final game of the Navy Invitational. The contest was originally scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in Annapolis, Md., but was moved to Mount Vernon Field Sunday afternoon due to poor field conditions at Navy's Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
Host Navy was crowned tournament champion after going 2-0 over the weekend, and Bryant and Davidson both finished with a 1-1 mark. Sophomore goalkeeper Nicole Ulrick and junior defender Samie Cloutier represented GW on the All-Tournament Team.
Though it was not reflected on the scoreboard, the Colonials (2-5-0) dictated the first half of the contest, registering nine shots and four corner kicks. GW controlled the quick pace of play with steady footwork and seamless passing.
Ulrick, who made her first career start between the pipes, was forced to make just one stop in the first period.
Bryant (3-2-1) netted the lone goal of the afternoon at the 27:25 mark. Amid commotion at the top of the circle, the Bulldogs' Alex Bengston managed to gain control of the ball and send a pass to Suzanne Sanders, who then scored on a long cross-goal shot to the upper right corner.
The Colonials finished with a 16-12 shot advantage and five corner kicks. The only prior meeting between GW and Bryant was in 2008, when the Colonials came away with a 3-2 victory at Mount Vernon Field.
The Colonials travel to Boiling Springs, N.C., next weekend to face Gardner-Webb. Action is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.