Johnson's Two Goals Leads Women's Soccer Past Webster, 3-2
St. Louis, Mo., October 7, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team evened its record at 5-5-1 with a 3-2 victory over Webster University on Thursday night at the AB Soccer Park. Freshman Jessica Johnson scored the first two goals of her career in the victory, including the-game winner at the 88:46 mark.
Johnson gave Washington U. a 1-0 lead at 26:23 with a goal on an assist from junior Emma Brown. The Bears held onto a 1-0 halftime lead after outshooting the Gorloks, 9-1. Junior Lee Ann Felder pushed the lead to 2-0 eight minutes into the second half after converting on a penalty kick.
Webster (7-5), which had its four-game winning streak snapped, trimmed the Bears’ lead to 2-1 at the 78:41 mark on a goal by senior Megan Niedershulte. The goal for Niedershulte was her team-leading 10th of the season. The Gorloks knotted the score at 2-2 at 84:52 on a goal by junior Morgan Milfeld.
Milfeld’s goal gave Webster the momentum with less than five minute remaining, before Johnson scored the game-winning goal on an assist from freshman Becky Berels with just over a minute left in the contest.
Sophomore Clara Jaques played 61 minutes in goal and did not allow a goal. Despite allowing two goals in 29 minutes in the second half, sophomore Caitlin Heim picked up her first career victory. Washington U. outshot Webster, 21-8, while the Gorloks held a 7-5 advantage in corner kicks.
Washington University steps back into conference play on Sunday, Oct. 10, at Carnegie Mellon University. Game time is set for 11 a.m. (ET), in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Bear Notebook: Washington University leads the all-time series with Webster, 10-0-2 … The Bears defeated the Gorloks, 2-1, in overtime last year in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.