MOBILE, Ala. ------ Following a 10-game unbeaten streak to start the season, the No. 12 Auburn University at Montgomery women's soccer team dropped its first contest of the 2012 campaign, falling 1-0 at No. 5 Mobile Wednesday.
With the loss, the Warhawks fell to 9-1-1 on the season and 4-1 in Southern States Athletic Conference play. The Lady Rams improved to 8-3-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference.
"The match seemed to be a tale of two halves," head coach Jamey Newsome said. "Give them credit for scoring a nice goal, but in the second half we really dictated the pace and played our brand of soccer. At the end of the day, we could not finish the opportunities that we had. Overall, we will try to learn and get better from this loss."
The difference in the contest came in the 29th minute of the match, when Mobile's Monique Martinez headed a pass past AUM sophomore goalkeeper Holly Clarke.
In the opening half of the match, defense proved to be the premium, as the two squads combined for just four shots. However, in the second half, the Warhawks took control offensively, outshooting the Lady Rams by a 10-5 margin.
Sophomore Maria Ros Arngrimsdottir paced AUM with a match-high six shots, one less than Mobile tallied as a team. Fellow sophomore Dagmar Gunnarsdottir added two shots in the match, including one with 16:41 remaining that nailed the crossbar.
Clarke tallied one save in goal, despite having her career-high scoreless streak snapped at 443:06 minutes.
The Warhawks will return to action Thursday, October 11, when they travel to Cleveland, Tenn., to take on four-time defending national champion Lee. The contest against the No. 2 Lady Flames is slated for 6 p.m.