Women's Soccer Falls in Last Minutes to UMass, 1-0
Oct. 30, 2009
AMHERST, MA -- The George Washington women's soccer team fell to the Massachusetts Friday afternoon, 1-0, at Rudd Field, a loss that dimmed the Colonials chances for an Atlantic 10 Championship berth.
UMass' Sydney Stoll slipped behind the GW defense to score the game-winning goal off a deflected pass from teammates Therese Smith and Lauren Yelinek in the 85th minute.
GW battled back to earn a corner kick in the 87th minute, with senior Brittany Eger getting offfifth shot on goal of the game, but a UMass defender was able to prevent the equalizer and gibe the Minutewomen their fourth league win of the season.
Colonials' goalkeeper Lindsey Rowe faced only eight Minutewomen shots, with two on goal, while GW's forwards peppered both UMass goalkeepers with 13 shots, seven on goal. Ashley Starks, Jillian Morgan and Cynthia Gamboa each contributed two shots for the Colonials.
Entering the last game of the season Sunday, the Colonials are in a must-win situation to keep their hopes of an Atlantic 10 Championships berth intact. GW travels to Rhode Island Sunday at 11:00 a.m. With a win over the Rams, the Colonials would still need beneficial results in other A-10 matches to secure a spot in the tournament.
The A-10 Championships will be held Nov. 5-8 at Transamerica Field in Charlotte, NC.