A little too much La Salle Explorers offense was the Charlotte 49ers’ downfall in the first round of the 2012 Atlantic 10 women’s soccer tournament, as the top seed came away with a 2-0 victory in Kingston, RI. It was the Niners’ sixth straight winless result (0-5-1 in their last six) and put a disappointing end to their final A-10 season that saw them start 4-0 in league play.
The Explorers would strike once in each half. It began in the game’s 33rd minute, when Maryam Huseini netted her third of the year on a free kick to give her side the 1-0 lead. Then, late in the 63rd minute, Gabriella Carbone hit Amanda Komarnicki with a pass in the box–the senior did the rest to make it 2-0, the game’s final tally.
You’d figure that the Niners would have their hands full with La Salle, and the numbers definitely tell the story: the Explorers held a 26-8 edge in shots (14-4 on goal; including six total shots by Ashley Chilcoat and five by Huseini) and in corners, 8-2. Alex Kubrick deserves a ton of credit, as she made 12 saves in a game that could have easily seen many more goals. Unfortunately, for the offense, they just weren’t able to get it going, and it resulted in a one and done appearance in their final A-10 tournament before shipping off to Conference USA.