It wasn't meant to be this season.
The Plattsburgh State women's soccer team, needing either a tie or win Saturday at home against Brockport to quality for the SUNY Athletic Conference Tournament, held a 19-4 advantage in shots and a 10-1 margin in corner kicks.
But, the only goal of the game was scored by the Golden Eagles' Kaila Maguire as Brockport leaped over the Cardinals in the standings to claim the sixth and final spot in the tournament.
"We were in control of our own destiny and were playing at home," Plattsburgh State coach Karen Waterbury said. "We had them on their heels.
"We played very well and the girls left it all on the field today. It was frustrating. I was upset yesterday with how we played (in a 2-1 loss to Geneseo), but I can't be upset with the effort today.
"In the end, we had too much to overcome this year."
The only goal of the contest came with 11:44 gone in the first half when Maguire got behind the Plattsburgh State defense on a long pass from Arielle Schneider and scored on a breakaway.
"I don't know what happened on the goal, but we got caught off balance in the back," Waterbury said.
Still, the Cardinals (6-6-3, 4-4-1) had their share of scoring chances right from the start and it seemed only a matter of time before they would score.
"We had a good chance to score just 30 seconds into the game," Waterbury said. "We had several crosses in the box that we just couldn't get a touch on."
The Cardinals couldn't get the equalizer in the second half, despite a 10-1 shot advantage.
"I can go home and know we did everything we could to score," Waterbury said. "There was one time when I thought we had a player taken down in the box, but it wasn't called."
Erin Asquith made five saves while recording the shutout in net for the Golden Eagles (10-5-1, 5-4), who defended well to hold on to their lead.
Danielle Schmitt turned away two shots in goal for the Cardinals.
The injury-riddled Cardinals gave it their best shot to try and get a different outcome.
"Lindsey Keyser and Danielle Weimer were fantastic," Waterbury said. "Renee (Egan) had a great weekend and Kristie Pageau gave us everything she had."
Egan, who scored the Cardinals' only goal the day before, left the game late with an injury.
Pageau, who did not play Friday because of an injury, started Saturday and left the game in the first half for good.
The Cardinals close out their season on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Norwich University.
Brockport 1, Plattsburgh State 0
Brockport 1 0 — 1
Plattsburgh State 0 0 — 0
First half- 1, Brock, Maguire (Schneider), 11:44.
Second half- 2, no scoring.
Shots: Plattsburgh State 19, Brockport 4.
Saves: Schmitt, PSU, 2. Asquith, Brock, 5.