1-0 Loss At Saint Joe's Denies Playoffs for Women's Soccer
Colonials Fail To Make A-10 Tournament With Defeat in Regular Season Finale
Oct. 31, 2004
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Needing a victory in its regular season finale to earn a berth in the Atlantic 10 tournament, George Washington University (6-8-5, 4-4-3 A-10) dropped a 1-0 decision at Saint Joseph's University (8-10-1, 6-4-1 A-10) Sunday afternoon, ending the Colonials' 2004 season.
GW's victory over Temple on Friday put the Colonials in a position to grab the sixth and final tournament spot with a win at Saint Joe's. But the loss to the Hawks solidified a fifth seed for SJU and a sixth seed for the University of Massachusetts, who lost at Duquesne on Sunday but makes the tournament because of the Colonial loss.
The A-10 tournament is hosted by UMass Nov. 4-7.
The Hawks took their 1-0 lead at the 30:01 mark when sophomore Ali Wean connected for a goal from six yards out.
SJU sophomore Nancy Cook received a throw in pass and darted toward the end line where she found Wean who was able to beat Colonials' goalie Anna Handzlik (Palos Verdes, CA / Palos Verdes Peninsula) to the far post and score.
With the aid of a strong wind, GW pressed hard in the first half. The Colonials recorded 15 first-half shots, with three of them deflecting off the posts and crossbar.
Holding a 1-0 edge in the second half, the Hawks used the wind to their advantage and kept the ball in GW's end for the majority of the half.
Even though the Colonials were out shot 8-4 in the second half, they mounted a late charge in the final minute.
GW, who got control of the ball deep in its end, brought it up to midfield and received an indirect kick off a Hawks' foul. The indirect was drilled towards the SJU goal, but was headed off to the side with 10 seconds remaining. The Colonials scrambled to throw the ball in, but were to no avail.
Saint Joseph's junior goalkeeper Nicole DiEnna made seven saves to earn the shutout, while Handzlik recorded six in the loss.
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