Women's Soccer Wins at Carnegie Mellon, 4-0
Pittsburgh, Pa., October 10, 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team broke open a 1-0 halftime lead with three goals in the second half en route to 4-0 win at Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Washington University (6-5-1), which vaulted into second place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings at 1-0-1, continues its three-game conference road swing on Friday, Oct. 15, at Case Western Reserve University. Game time is set for 5 p.m. (ET) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sophomore Allie Betley gave Washington U. a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute, as she beat CMU goalkeeper Anya Rosen on a one-on-one. Head coach Jim Conlon said of Betley’s goal, “It was a tremendous effort by Allie, and was a highlight reel goal.”
Junior Emma Brown pushed the lead to 2-0 with an unassisted goal at 58:45, after she was left unmarked by the Tartan defense and sent a shot over the head off Rosen. Freshman Jessica Johnson added two insurance goals for Washington U., scoring at 72:47 and 87:41 to make it 4-0.
Sophomore goalkeeper Clara Jaques made seven saves and picked up her fifth win of the year, while sophomore Caitlin Heim played the final 13:29 in the nets and made one save.
“We came out and played well today. Carnegie Mellon surprised us with their formation, so we made some changes at halftime and settled in the second half and scored some goals,” said Conlon.
The Bears held a 13-12 advantage over the Tartans in shots, and recorded 11 shots on goal. The Bears also created five corner kick opportunities, compared to one for Carnegie Mellon (6-5, 0-2 UAA), and earned the sixth team shutout of the year in the process.
Since suffering a 2-0 loss at No. 22 Wheaton College on Sept. 25, the Bears have recorded a 3-0-1 record and outscored their opponents, 11-2.
Bear Notebook: Johnson and Brown are tied for the team lead with four goals … Washington U. leads the all-time series with Carnegie Mellon, 14-3-3, and the Bears have won the last five meetings.