KINGSTON, R.I. -
Charlotte women's soccer came to a close Thursday as the 49ers dropped a 2-0
contest to La Salle in Atlantic 10 Championships quarterfinal action at the URI
Soccer Complex in Kingston, R.I. It marked the second meeting in the league tournament
between the two schools.
The Explorers, who captured the conference's top seed after winning the
regular-season crown, jumped on top 1-0 in the 33rd
Maryam Huseini converted a free kick from 20 yards out at 32:42 following a
The La Salle (15-4-1) advantage swelled to 2-0 at 62:59 as it bombarded the
Charlotte net with an 18-to-4 shot edge during the second 45 minutes. The Niners
held strong, turning away three consecutive attempts in the 58th
minute before the Explorers broke through.
Gabriella Carbone sent a cross into the box, locating the feet of Amanda
Komarnicki, who redirected it between the pipes for the game's final score.
La Salle's Ashley Chilcoat paced all players with six shots, placing three on
goal, while Huseini added five and Renee Washington chipped in four.
Seniors Carrie Dail
and Lena Suarez
, playing in their final Charlotte (10-8-2)
match, along with Dakota Olson
topped the 49ers with two shots apiece. Fellow
senior Lacey McGowan
also earned the start in her final contest wearing the
green and white.
Charlotte concludes the campaign with its third double-digit win total in head
coach John Cullen
's four years. The 49ers finished their final season competing
in the Atlantic 10 Conference with the loss. Charlotte will return to
Conference USA action next fall after being a charter member of the league from
1995 through 2004, claiming conference tournament titles in 1995 and 1998.