Oct. 6, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's soccer team outscored Charlotte 2-1 in the second half and held an 8-3 advantage in shots in the stanza, but the Colonials could not overcome a three-goal deficit from the first period as they fell to the visiting 49ers, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
Charlotte remains undefeated in conference play as it improved to 9-3-1 overall and 3-0 in the Atlantic 10. GW closed out a five-match homestand on Saturday with a 4-7-1 overall mark and a 0-3 record in the A-10, but snapped a two-game scoreless skid.
Seniors Molly Bruh, Samie Cloutier and Adriana Moya accounted for all of GW's points in the contest as the three combined for two goals and an assist. Cloutier, a defender, netted her first career goal in the 60th minute to put the Colonials on the board while Moya tallied her third goal of the season at 79:38 off of a pass from Bruh.
Charlotte got on the board quickly at 11:17 when the 49ers' Lena Suarez settled the ball outside of the circle and buried a shot in the left corner of the net. The visitors extended their lead to 2-0 less than nine minutes later when Jennifer Lee collected a pass from Carrie Dail and sailed the ball from 25 yards out that dipped into the top right corner. Charlotte added a third goal in the 37th minute with an Alex Meyers' header into the ride side off a long pass from Amanda Jones.
Despite being outshot 10-3 in the first half, GW's offensive attack did not back down in the second stanza. Cloutier scored her first career goal to end the 49ers' run and put the Colonials on the board at 59:19 when she cradled a deflection off of a Charlotte defender at the top left of the circle and fired the ball into the left side of the net. The 49ers recorded their fourth goal in almost identical fashion as they scored the third when Dakota Olson sent a long pass from the right corner and Amanda Jones headed the ball into the left side of the goal in the 75th minute.
Bruh and Moya connected for the final tally of the day at 79:38. Bruh sent a pass into the circle where Moya buried the ball into the left corner.
GW outshot Charlotte, 8-3, in the second period but was edged, 3-2, in corner kicks. The 49ers held an overall advantage in shots by a slight 13-11 margin and took seven corners to the Colonials' four. GW goalkeeper freshman Shannon Murphy set aside one shot on the day while Charlotte's Annika McHenry was forced to make four saves.
The Colonials head to La Salle on Friday, Oct. 12, to begin a four-match road swing. Action in Philadelphia, Pa., is slated for 7 p.m.