Brown's Pair of Second-Half Goals Leads WUSTL Past Webster, 4-1
St. Louis, Mo., October 6, 2011 — Senior forward Emma Brown scored a pair of second-half goals to lead the No. 9 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team to a 4-1 win over Webster University on Thursday night at Francis Field in St. Louis, Mo.
Washington University erased a 1-0 halftime deficit with three goals in the first 17 minutes of the second half to bust the game wide open. Brown tied the contest with a goal at 48:42, as she dribbled into the middle of the field before firing a shot from 25 yards out to the near corner.
Washington U. took the lead for good at the 57:26 mark following a goal by sophomore Lauren Steimle. Sophomore Jessica Johnson fed Steimle, who settled the ball before firing a shot to the far corner.
Brown put the game out of reach with a goal at the 61:48 mark. Sophomore Jen Reed sent a pass that snuck through the Webster defense to Brown, who beat goalkeeper Brittany Senator with a shot to the far corner. The goal for Brown was her eighth of the season of 29th of her career. Johnson added a goal at the 87:08 mark to round out the scoring.
Junior goalkeeper Clara Jaques made three saves in the win for Washington U., its fifth-straight. Jaques upped her career win total to 37, moving past Charlotte Felber (2001-04) into first-place in the school history. Washington U. outshot Webster 25-6 for the game, and had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Webster (7-4-1) struck first just before halftime, finding the back of the net on its second shot of the game. Lindsey Owens got free behind the Washington U. defense, and fired a shot that Jaques saves. Amanda Zeier was there for the rebound to put Webster up 1-0 with three minutes to play.
Washington U. outshot Webster 9-3 in the first half, and had a 2-0 advantage on corner kicks. Freshman Kaylin Balley had the best scoring opportunity for the Bears in the first half, firing a shot from 20 yards out that deflected off the crossbar.
Washington University (11-1, 1-0 UAA) steps back into University Athletic Association (UAA) play on Sunday, Oct. 9, at No. 6 ranked Emory University. Game time is set for 1:30 p.m. (ET) in Atlanta, Ga.
Bear Notebook: Jaques and Steimle earned UAA Athlete of the Week honors on Monday … Steimle has scored a goal in four-straight contents, and has seven for the season.