ATLANTA, Ga. – The Atlanta Silverbacks women’s soccer team dropped a close matchup to the Carolina Elite Cobras 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Silverbacks Park.
The Silverbacks now fall to 2-2-1 while the Cobras improve to 3-3-1.
The Cobras opened up the scoring in the 40th minute when India Trotter received a chip pass from Alex Ramsey and put it under Carolyn Campbell’s outstretched arms to put the Cobras up 1-0 early.
In the second half, Atlanta broke through in the 78th minute when Cherie Sayon took the ball down the right side herself. After making some nifty moves to get into the box, she sent the ball off Rose Hull’s hand and a defender’s foot into the net to knot the score at one.
Carolina responded eight minutes later after Blakely Mattern crossed the ball into Claire Joyce in the 82nd minute. Joyce received the pass with an open goal in front of her and took advantage to put the Cobras ahead for good.
The Silverbacks outshot the Cobras 12-10, but Carolina had more shots on goal as they had six compared to just four for Atlanta.
Campbell (2-2-0) received the loss for the Silverbacks in the goal with four saves. Alexa Newfield led the Silverbacks with four shots, including two shots on goal.
The Silverbacks still sit tied for second place with Carolina, one point behind Charlotte in the Southeastern Conference.
Atlanta will look to get back on the winning track next Saturday, June 15, as they travel to face VSI Tampa Bay in a rematch of a game a month ago in Columbus, Ga. The match resulted in a 1-1 draw. Kickoff in Tampa Bay is slated for 4:00 p.m. at Plant City Stadium.