Nov. 2, 2012
South Kingstown, R.I. - Leigh Gray scored the lone goal of the match for the Explorers against the Butler Bulldogs to advance to the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship Game on Sunday, Nov. 4.
La Salle (16-4-1) pressured Butler’s defense throughout the game, tallying 12 shots, including seven on goal. Minutes before halftime, Leigh Gray found the back of the net on a chip over Butler goalkeeper, Julie Burton, who tallied six saves in the contest.
The Explorers defense held Rookie of the Year, Sophia Maccagnone to just two shots in the contest.The Bulldogs finished its season 12-5-4. La Salle advances to the Championship game on Sunday and will face, either second-seeded Dayton or third-seeded VCU, depending on the outcome of Friday’s second semifinal match.
The Championship game will be held at the URI Soccer Complex on the campus of the University of Rhode Island at 1:00 pm.
For live stats, recaps and photos from the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship, visit the Championship Central at www.atlantic10.com.