No. 10 Women's Soccer Suffers 1-0 Setback at New York University
Riverdale, N.Y., October 14, 2011 — The No. 10 Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team lost a second-straight game for the first time this season, suffering a 1-0 setback at New York University on Friday afternoon in Riverdale, N.Y.
The Bears fall to 11-3 overall on the year and 1-2 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), sitting in a tie for fifth place in the conference standings with New York.
The Bears controlled the game offensively in both halves but were never able to register a score. Washington U. finished the game with a 20-5 advantage in shots and five corner kick attempts compared to zero for the Violets.
Despite outshooting New York by a 13-1 margin in the first half, the game was scoreless heading into the half and New York scored the eventual game-winner less than two minutes into the second period.
Imani Ribadeneyra scored the only goal of the game for New York, taking advantage of a mishandled pass in Washington University’s backfield that she sent past junior goalkeeper Clara Jaques into the lower right corner.
The Bears had a strong opportunity to tie the game with about 15 minutes to play as the Red and Green attacked with a three-on-one opportunity, but Lauren Steimie’s shot was wide to the left.
Washington U. (11-3, 1-2 UAA) returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 16, when it travels to Waltham, Mass., to face Brandeis University at 1:30 p.m. (ET).