MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- The Auburn University at Montgomery women's soccer team had its season come to an end on Saturday, when it fell to cross-town rival Faulkner, 2-1, in the opening-round of the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament at the AUM Soccer Complex.
The Warhawks finished the season with an 8-9-1 overall record, including a 7-4-1 mark in the highly-competitive SSAC. Faulkner improved to 12-6-1 on the season.
AUM held a commanding 14-7 advantage in total shots in the match. However, Faulkner jumped on the board in the 24th minute, when Jessica Monarch scored on a penalty kick for the lone scoring in the first half.
The Eagles went up 2-0 with 9:58 left in the contest, when Shanice Hart curled a shot just inside the post, despite AUM's goalkeeper Holly Clarke putting a hand on the shot.
The Warhawks cut the deficit in half with 4:24 remaining in the game on a goal by junior Karina Suetsugu. Senior K.C. Hewitt recorded an assist on the play, but AUM was unable to get any closer as Faulkner advanced in the tournament.
Clarke stopped four shots in goal, while Eagles' keeper Caitlin Sebert finished with three saves. Senior Kristen Mitchell led all players with four shots in the game.
Junior Margret Albertsdottir finished the year with a team-high 19 points, including a tie for the team-lead with seven goals. Fellow junior Helga Franklinsdottir also added seven goals. Ten different Warhawks recorded 10 or more shots, led by Albertsdottir's 56. In goal, Clarke paced the squad with 44 saves in 1000:09 minutes, allowing just 12 goals in the span.