Bears Fall at No. 4 Illinois Wesleyan, 3-1, For Third-Straight Loss
Bloomington, Ill., September 21, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team dropped its third-straight game, a 3-1 defeat at No. 4 Illinois Wesleyan University on Tuesday night in Bloomington, Ill.
Illinois Wesleyan (8-0) now leads the series against Washington University, 5-4-4, and this is the first match of the 13 between the two teams that has been decided by more than one goal.
After not scoring in the last two games, Washington U. struck first in the eighth minute. Junior forward Emma Brown, who led the team with 15 goals a year ago, scored on a an assist from freshman Kate Doyle. The goal for Brown was her team-leading second of the season and 18th of her career.
Illinois Wesleyan’s Molly Brien evened the score at 1-1, scoring her ninth goal of the year at 25:26 on a header on assists from sophomore Emily Hinchman and Carlie Hoekstra. Hinchman scored an unassisted goal at 49:29 to put IWU ahead for good, and senior Tori Samson provided some insurance on a free kick at the 69:36 mark.
Sophomore goalkeeper Clara Jaques took the loss for the Bears, allowing two goals in the final 45 minutes. Sophomore Caitlin Heim made her first career start in goal, allowing one goal and making one save in the first half of play. Illinois Wesleyan outshot Washington U., 8-5, and had a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Washington University (3-4) continues its two-game road swing at No. 22 Wheaton College on Saturday, Sept. 25. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Wheaton, Ill. The Thunder are 6-2 overall, and posted a 3-1 win at University Athletic Association (UAA) member University of Rochester on Saturday, Sept. 18.
Bear Notebook: Washington University has not lost three-consecutive regular season games since 2001 … Brown is now three goals shy of the Washington U. top-10 all-time list.