Bears Fall to St. Olaf, 1-0, in Overtime; WU Drops to 3-2
St. Louis, Mo., September 12, 2010 – The No. 3 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team suffered a 1-0 overtime loss to St. Olaf College in the final game of the Washington University Classic on Sunday in St. Louis, Mo.
Junior Lindsay Howard scored the game-winner with 2.9 seconds left in the first overtime as she took a cross from junior Catie Christoffel and one-timed it to the far post past sophomore goalkeeper Clara Jaques. The goal allowed by Jaques was the just the second allowed this season in 459 minutes played.
The Bears held a 20-13 advantage in shots, but the Bears only fired four shots on goal. Jaques made eight saves in the loss for Washington University, while Elizabeth Huggins picked up the victory in goal for St. Olaf making four saves.
An evenly played first half saw Washington University outshoot St. Olaf, 11-5. Despite only recording five shots on goal in the first half, all five by St. Olaf were on goal. The Oles had the best scoring opportunity in the first half at 32:03, as Amanda Leone was left unmarked in the box, but Jaques stopped a shot from three yards out.
Washington U. (3-2) closes out its five-game home stand against No. 24 ranked Loras College on Sunday, Sept. 19, at Noon. The game against Loras begins a stretch of four of the next five games against a top-25 opponent.
Bear Notebook: The Bears are now 2-1 all-time against St. Olaf … The teams played for the first since 1998 … Washington University is 37-4-1 at home in the last five seasons.