Late Goal by Liberty Stops GW Women's Soccer

Freshman goalkeeper Nicole Fasano made seven saves in Friday's contest with Liberty.

Sept. 14, 2012

Box Score

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The George Washington women’s soccer team tallied 10 shots in 90 minutes but was halted by a second-half Liberty goal as the squad fell, 1-0, on Friday evening to close a three-match road swing at Osborne Stadium.

The Colonials (3-4) rattled off six shots in the second half alone, but the young team failed to connect and stood scoreless for the second straight contest, dropping its third match this season by a one-goal deficit. Liberty out-shot GW, 13-10, on the night and held an 11-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Senior Adriana Moya recorded a team-high three shots while sophomore Meg Murphy and freshman Amanda Gaggioli each registered two. Rookie goalkeeper Nicole Fasano made seven stops, including five in the second half. 

After entering halftime with a 0-0 draw, Liberty (5-3) scored off of a header into the right side of the net by freshman Jaime Bouffard at 63:08 for the lone tally of the night. The Lady Flames’ junior Megan Warner was credited with the assist.

GW took four of the final nine shots to close the match, but the Colonials could not find the back of the net to send the contest into overtime. The Buff and Blue’s offensive efforts forced Liberty goalkeeper Karen Blocker to make a season-high seven saves.

The Colonials return to the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus for a five-match homestand beginning with American on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Action is slated for 4 p.m.



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