Two First Half Goals Shutdown Women's Soccer, Falls to Xavier 2-0
Oct. 9, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - After falling behind 2-0 in the 16th minute, the George Washington University women's soccer team (4-7-0, 1-2-0 A-10) pushed hard to catch up, out shooting its opponent 17-8 overall, but came up empty on offense as the Colonials dropped a home conference match to Xavier University (6-5-2, 2-1-1 A-10) 2-0 Sunday morning at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.
The Musketeers took a 1-0 advantage at the 13:24 mark when a defensive miscue by GW led to a wide open look at the net for junior Amber Silvis who knocked the ball in for a goal (6).
A little more than three minutes later senior Angie Scarlato took advantage of an empty Colonial goal with a 35-yard boot that kissed the crossbar and dropped in for a score (4), giving Xavier a 2-0 lead.
Three different GW players took at least three shots including freshman Meghan Pyle (Franklin Park, NJ/Mount St. Mary Academy) who came off the bench and instantly provided a spark on offense.
GW senior Ashley Squires (Rochester, NY/Our Lady of Mercy) made three tremendous scoring attempts but was denied each time by Musketeer goalie Lindsey Cullins. The freshman goalkeeper made nine saves on route to her second shutout of the year.
The loss was the Colonials' second straight home A-10 defeat.
The game's start time was pushed ahead two hours to 10:00 AM to accommodate XU's flight plans back to Cincinnati.
GW travels to Philadelphia, PA next weekend to face Saint Joseph's on Friday, Oct. 14, and Temple on Sunday, Oct. 16.
The Colonials return home to Mount Vernon the following weekend to play Massachusetts on Friday, Oct. 21.