Late Butler Goal Stops GW Women's Soccer, 1-0

The George Washington women's soccer team will host Saint Louis on Sunday for its season finale and Senior Day match.

Oct. 26, 2012

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WASHINGTON - Butler broke a scoreless tie in the 75thminute and the George Washington women's soccer team could not answer as the Colonials fell to the Bulldogs, 1-0, in Atlantic 10 action on Friday afternoon at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus. 

The loss to Butler marks GW's seventh one-goal setback this season and fifth by a 1-0 decision. The Colonials (4-12-1, 0-8-0 A-10) close the season at home on Sunday against Saint Louis. Prior to Sunday's match, the Buff and Blue will honor seniors Molly Bruh, Samie Cloutier, Adriana Moya and Kayley Sullivan.

The Bulldogs (10-4-4, 4-1-3 A-10) tallied the first four shots of the contest and held a 5-1 shot advantage at the half. The Bulldogs' Sophia Maccagnone fired a shot at 28:26 that sailed toward the far left post, but Colonials' freshman goalkeeper Nicole Fasano made a diving save to preserve a 0-0 tie into halftime.

The two teams exchanged shots to begin the second half, the first coming from GW's Sullivan at 47:09. The Colonials nearly got on the scoreboard at 54:21 when Moya hit a blast from the top of the circle that deflected off the crossbar and out of the net.

Butler netted the game winner at 74:36 when the Bulldogs' Elise Kotsakis sent a cross from the left side and Randi DeLong buried the pass into the right side of the goal. GW freshman Kristi Abbate and sophomore Nicole Belfonti each tallied shots in the 78th and 80th minutes, respectively, but their attempts could not find the back of the net.

Fasano made three stops on the day and Butler goalkeeper Julie Burton made one save. 

GW welcomes Saint Louis on Sunday for the Colonials' season finale and Senior Day match. Action is slated for 1:00 p.m., but will likely be moved to 11:00 a.m. due to anticipated poor weather in the Washington, D.C., area caused by Hurricane Sandy.  Fans can also expect traffic detours and closures throughout the area due to Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon. Click here to see the race course map and find alternate routes to the Mount Vernon Campus (2100 Foxhall Rd., NW).  Check back to for updates.



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