Felder's OT Goal Leads WUSTL Past Case, 1-0
Cleveland, Ohio, October 15, 2010 – Junior Lee Ann Felder snuck a shot to the far corner in the first overtime to lead the Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win at Case Western Reserve University on Friday night in Cleveland, Ohio.
Freshman Kate Doyle picked up the assist on the game-winner to Felder, as she took the ball to the corner before sending a cross into the box to Felder. The assist for Doyle was her team-leading third of the year.
Washington University (7-5-1), which moved into first place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings with a 2-0-1 conference record, plays its final road game of the 2010 season at No. 25 ranked University of Rochester on Sunday, Oct. 18. Game time is set for 11 a.m., in Rochester, N.Y. The Yellowjackets defeated No. 24 ranked University of Chicago, 1-0, on Friday.
Case controlled play in the first half, and took advantage of a 20 mile per hour wind in the opening 45 minutes of play. Laura Gabster nearly gave the Spartans a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute, as she fired a free kick in the box that sophomore Clara Jaques saved off the crossbar. Case had another prime scoring opportunity in the 25th minute. Kendra Simmons was left unmarked inside the 18, and her shot was punched over the crossbar by Jaques to keep the game tied.
The Bears lone scoring opportunity in the first half came at 38:38. Washington University played a short corner back to sophomore Nicole Martin, who sent a cross into the box that was headed just wide freshman Jessica Johnson.
Case Western Reserve (7-5-1, 2-0-1 UAA) outshot Washington University, 4-1, in the first half of play, and had 3-2 advantage in corner kicks. Jaques stopped all three shots she faced in the opening half.
Jaques continued her stellar play in the nets for the Bears, and made a game-saving save by deflecting a point-blank shot by Rebecca Vaughan out of bounds. Washington University outshot Case Western Reserve, 8-7, in the second half, but neither team could find the back of the net.
Each team recorded 11 shots in the game, while Case Western Reserve had a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks. Jaques made six saves in the victory, and picked up her fifth shutout of the year. She also lowered her season goals against average to 0.50.
Bear Notebook: Washington University leads the all-time series with Case Western Reserve, 20-2, and the Bears have won the last 17 meetings … The last five games played between the two teams in Cleveland have resulted in a one-goal game … Case Western Reserve is ranked No. 7 in the NSCAA Great Lakes Region, while Washington University is No. 6 in the Central Region … This marked the fourth overtime game for Washington U. this season.