Zambricki's Hat Trick at Case Leads Women's Soccer to UAA Championship
Cleveland, Ohio, October 28, 2012 — Sophomore Anna Zambricki recorded the third hat trick of her career to lead the No. 5 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory at Case Western Reserve University on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.
With the win by the Bears and the 1-0 overtime loss by No. 1 Emory at New York on Sunday, Washington U. claims the UAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament and at least a share of its eighth UAA championship.
Washington U. (15-1-1, 5-0-1 UAA) closes out regular season play at home on Saturday, Nov. 3, against the University of Chicago. Game time is set for Noon at Francis Field. Prior to the contest, Washington U. will honor its nine senior members who will play their final regular season home game:
Zambricki broke the scoreless tie at 29:40 after firing a shot from 25 yards out from the right wing that snuck into far upper corner. Just 39 seconds later Zambricki found the back of the net again as she tapped in a shot from six yards out to make it 2-0. The Bears outshot Case 13-3 in the opening half of play.
Zambricki completed the hat trick at the 84:53 mark in the second half after heading home a corner kick from junior Kate Doyle to round out the scoring. The goal for Zambricki was her UAA-leading 12th of the season and 22nd of her career, tied for 10th most in school history. Washington U. outshot Case Western Reserve 20-8 for the contest and had a 11-6 advantage in corner kicks.
Senior goalkeeper Clara Jaques made four saves in goal for Washington U. and picked up her 15th win of the season, tied for sixth most on the single season list. Jaques has a 59-17-6 record in four seasons on the Danforth Campus.
Bear Notebook: Washington U. leads the all-time series with Case Western Reserve, 22-2, and the Bears have won the last 19 meetings … Zambricki leads the UAA in conference games only with seven goals in six games … The game-winning goal for Zambricki was her fifth of the season, tied for the second most on the WUSTL single-season list … The Bears have recorded 15 or more wins for the 10th time in school history, and fourth time in five seasons under head coach Jim Conlon.