Brown's Overtime Goal Leads Bears Past Concordia-Moorehead, 2-1
St. Louis, Mo., October 25, 2010 – Junior Emma Brown’s goal 1:41 into the first overtime led the Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Concordia College-Moorhead on Monday night at Francis Field in St. Louis, Mo. Brown scored off a rebound shot from senior Julie Tembunkiart, as the Bears extended its unbeaten streak to eight games.
Washington University (9-5-2, 2-0-2 UAA) continues its five-game home stand with a pair of conference games this weekend at Francis Field. Washington U. hosts Brandeis University on Friday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m., followed by a home game on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m., against New York University.
Concordia-Moorhead (10-3-3) outshot Washington U., 22-20, and had an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks. Sophomore goalkeeper Clara Jaques made a career-high 12 saves, as she improved her overall record to 8-4-2. Concordia goalkeeper Ally Nelson made 14 saves in the defeat.
An exciting first half saw each team record 11 shots and many scoring opportunities. Washington U. had two crucial team saves in the first 20 minutes of play that kept the game at a 0-0 tie. Sophomore Nicole Martin cleared a ball off the end line at 10:00 after Jacques made the initial save, and then junior Alyssa Marulli cleared a ball off the line after a header by Abby Habein at 19:38.
The Bears nearly took the lead at the 28:33 mark after Nelson left an open goal unoccupied. Junior Lee Ann Felder fired the shot from 35 yards out, but Nelson made a diving save to keep it 0-0. Washington U. finally got the equalizer with one second left in the first half. Freshman Lauren Steimle scored on a rebound with one tick remaining on the clock, after sophomore Allie Betley’s initial shot was saved by Nelson. Jacques made five saves in the first half, while Nelson had eight.
The Cobbers controlled the first 10 minutes of play in the second half, and knotted the game at 1-1 after Sarah Rounds’s shot to the near corner found the back of the net. The goal for Round was her 10th of the season. Concordia nearly took the lead at 65:11, when Susan Obermiller beat freshman Darcy Banco down the left side but her shot was saved by Jaques and sent out of bounds.
With less than 10 minutes left in the game, Nelson saved Martin's shot from 40 yards out, and the rebound by Tembunkiart went over the goal.
Bear Notebook: This was the first meeting in school history between the two teams … Washington U. is ranked No. 6 in the NSCAA Central Region, while Concordia-Moorhead is ranked No. 5 in the North Region.