Tembunkiart Lifts WUSTL Past Eau-Claire, 1-0
St. Louis, Mo., September 5, 2010 – The No. 2 ranked Washington University women’s soccer team won its second-straight game with a 1-0 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Sunday afternoon at Francis Field in St. Louis, Mo.
An evenly played first half saw the Bears score their only goal of the game at the 18:26 mark. A nice give-and-go combination by sophomore Allie Betley and senior Julie Tembunkiart resulted in a left footed shot by Tembunkiart past UW-Eau Claire goalkeeper Amanda Hakala.
Junior Emma Brown nearly pushed the lead to 2-0 at 34:48, but Brown’s point blank shot was saved by Hakala to keep it a one-goal game. Washington University outshot UW-Eau Claire, 8-4, in the opening 45 minutes, while each team recorded a corner kick.
Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1-2) came out the in the second half as a different team and put six shots on goal in the first 19 minutes of play. Sophomore Clara Jaques made two saves in the second half to preserve her second shutout of the year. Jaques has allowed just one goal in 270 minutes played this season, for a 0.33 goals against average.
The Bears outshot UW-Eau Claire, 14-11, and had a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks. Brown led the offensive attack for the Bears with three shots, to up her team-leading total to 14.
Washington University (2-1) hosts the Washington University Classic on Sat.-Sun., Sept. 11-12, at Francis Field. Webster University takes on St. Olaf College on Saturday at Noon, followed by Washington U. and Alma College at 2:30 p.m.
Bear Notebook: Washington University is 4-0-2 all-time against Wisconsin Eau-Claire … Jaques’ five saves today increased her career total to 102, eighth most in school history … Washington U. has scored one or less goals in seven of the last eight games dating back to last season … The assist for Betley was the first of her career, while the goal for Tembunkiart was her fifth.