Reed and Berels Score as Women's Soccer Defeats New York, 2-1
St. Louis, Mo., October 31, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team rallied from a one-goal deficit to post a 2-1 victory over New York University on Sunday afternoon at Francis Field.
Washington University (10-6-2, 3-1-2 UAA) moves into a tie for second place with Emory University in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings with 11 points. The University of Chicago defeated Brandeis University, 2-0, on Sunday to claim the UAA title and gain the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Washington U. concludes regular season play at home on Saturday, Nov. 5, against the University of Chicago. Prior to the contest, the Bears will honor their lone senior member of the team, Julie Tembunkiart.
New York (7-9-2, 2-4 UAA) took control quickly in the first half after Serra Tumay fired a left-footed shot from 20 yards out over the head of sophomore goalkeeper Clara Jaques. The goal for Tumay was her team-leading eighth of the season.
Washington U. answered back exactly seven minutes later at 29:44 to tie the score at 1-1. Junior Lee Ann Felder sent a corner kick into the box that went off a NYU defender right to freshman Jen Reed, who quickly buried the shot into the back of the net for her first collegiate goal. The Bears outshot the Violets, 7-4, in the first half, and were called for 10 fouls.
The Bears took the lead for good in the 56th minute, as freshman Becky Berels chipped NYU goalkeeper Rachael Ross for the game winner. Felder made a great effort to keep the ball alive, and found Tembunkiart in to the corner who sent the pass to Berels.
Jaques picked up the win in goal for the Bears making four saves, while Ross made two saves in the defeat. Washington U. outshot New York, 12-8.
Bear Notebook: Washington University leads the all-time series with New York, 12-3-1 … The Bears have won the last eight meetings between the two teams … Washington U. has now won 10 or more games for nine-straight seasons.