27th-Ranked Dayton Downs GW 3-0 in Women's Soccer
Nationally Ranked Team Too Much for Colonials
Oct. 24, 2004
DAYTON, OH - The University of Dayton (16-1-0, 9-0-0 A-10) clinched a first place regular season finish in the Atlantic 10 Conference on its Senior Day, Sunday afternoon, with a 3-0 defeat over George Washington University (5-7-5, 3-3-3 A-10) in front of 868 people at Baujan Field.
The victory was the Flyers' 16th straight, the longest current winning streak in the nation.
The Colonials fell behind 1-0 in the 22nd minute when Flyers' freshman Natalia Walters headed a pass from junior Reba Sedlack into GW' s net for a score.
Dayton made it 2-0 twenty minutes into the second half when junior Katie Lowstuter connected for a goal off a free kick from 23-yards out.
The Flyers added an insurance goal in the 80th minute when freshman Courtney Sirmans knocked in a deflected shot off a corner kick to give Dayton a 3-0 lead.
The shutout was the Flyers 11th for the season and seventh against conference opponents, both tops in the A-10.
GW was out shot 27-6 in the contest.
Dayton said goodbye to five seniors as the game was the Flyers' final home match of the 2004 season.
The Colonials play their final two regular season matches on the road next weekend as they face A-10 foes Temple University Friday, Oct. 29th, at 3:00 p.m. and Saint Joseph's on Sunday, Oct. 31st, at 1:00 p.m.
GW needs to finish at least sixth out of 12 teams in the conference to receive a bid to the A-10 Tournament held Nov. 4-7 at the University of Massachusetts.
Entering this weekend, GW was tied for fifth in the conference with UMass and La Salle.