Three Bears Score in 3-0 Victory at Brandeis; WUSTL Improves to 12-3
Waltham, Mass., October 16, 2011 – The No. 10 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team bounced back from two road defeats with a 3-0 victory at Brandeis University on Sunday afternoon in Waltham, Mass.
Washington University improved its overall record to 12-3 and 2-2 in the University Athletic Association (UAA). Sunday’s victory moved the Bears into a tie for third place in the UAA standings with six points. Washington U. trails first place Emory University (11-0-2, 3-0-1 UAA) by four points with three games to play.
Washington U. set the tone early by scoring a pair of goals in the opening 20 minutes of play. Senior Emma Brown netted a goal at the 16:00 mark as she fired a shot just outside the box to the upper left 90. Freshman Lillie Toaspern assisted on Brown’s team-leading ninth goal of the year.
Not to be outdone, sophomore Lauren Steimle scored her eighth goal of the year less than two minutes later to push the advantage to 2-0. Junior Lauren Clatch was credited with the assist after sending a cross to the far post that Steimle headed into the back of the net. Washington U. outshot Brandeis 11-2 in the opening 45 minutes of play.
Sophomore Jessica Johnson added an insurance goal at the 64:11 mark to round out the scoring. The Bears outshot Brandeis 22-8 for the game. Junior goalkeeper Clara Jaques picked up the win in goal making three saves in 79:40, while sophomore Hilary Stepansky played the final 10:20.
Washington University plays its final non-conference game of the season at No. 20 Loras College on Sunday, Oct. 23. Game time is set for 1:30 p.m. in Dubuque, Iowa. Loras is 12-2-1 overall and sits in first place of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) with a 5-0-1 mark.
Bear Notebook: Washington U. leads the all-time series with Brandeis, 16-5-3 … The Judges fell to 5-8-1 overall and 0-3-1 with the loss … The Bears picked up its 12th win of the season on Sunday, exceeding last year’s win total of 11 … Washington U. has won 12 or more games in 12 of the last 16 years … Washington U. was called for 20 fouls in the win … Brown’s goal in the first half was the 30th of her career, sixth most in school history … The game-winner for Brown was the eighth of her career, tied for eighth most all-time.