GW Women's Soccer Drops Season Finale to Rhode Island

Junior Molly Bruh ready for a free kick against Massachusetts.

Oct. 30, 2011

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WASHINGTON – The George Washington women’s soccer team outshot visiting Rhode Island, but the Colonials could not recover from a two-goal deficit as the squad dropped its season finale, 2-0, to the Rams at Mount Vernon Field Sunday. GW closes the 2011 season with an overall record of 5-12-2 and a 2-5-2 mark in the Atlantic 10.

The Colonials held a 10-9 advantage in shots over the Rams (7-10-1, 2-6-0 A-10) and a 3-2 edge in corner kicks, but GW struggled to connect on goal. Freshman Meg Murphy led all players with four shots, while senior Sierra Smidinger added two.

Neither squad found the back of the goal in the first half, as the teams' headed into halftime scoreless.

However, just 43 seconds into the second half, miscommunication inside GW's 18-yard box caused senior goalkeeper Lindsey Rowe to come off her line while Rhode Island’s Marisa Ammaturo pushed the loose ball into the goal to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. The Rams notched their second goal less than nine minutes later when Dariann Sellitti collected a deflection and sent the ball to the lower right corner.

Prior to Sunday’s contest the Colonials honored their three seniors – Taryn Dietrich, Lindsey Rowe and Sierra Smidinger.

With four shutouts during the 2011 season, Rowe finishes her career ranked third all-time on GW’s career shutouts list with 16 during her four seasons. She is also third on the career saves list with 357 total saves. Smidinger is tied for 11th on GW’s all-time career assists list with 10 helpers and is tied for 31st on the career scoring list with six goals and 10 assists for 22 points.



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