Anna Zambricki Ties School Record With Four Goals in Collegiate Debut
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St. Louis, Mo., September 1, 2011 — The Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team opened the 2011 season with a 7-0 win at home over NAIA Missouri Baptist University on Thursday night at Francis Field.
Freshman Anna Zambricki scored four goals and had an assist in her college debut, tying a school record for goals scored in a game. Zambricki scored two goals in each half, as she became the seventh student-athlete to achieve the feat.
The Bears scored two goals in the opening 2:20 of play to jump out to a commanding 2-0 lead. Zambricki scored the first collegiate goal of her career at 1:25 as she took a pass from senior Lee Ann Felder and hammered home a shot from 25 yards out. Zambricki set up the second goal just 55 seconds later, as she sent in a cross that was headed home by freshman Lillie Toaspern.
Zambricki pushed Washington U.’s lead to 3-0 with a goal in the 14th minute. Toaspern and junior Emily Gosché assisted on the goal for Zambricki, her second of the contest. The Bears outshot Missouri Baptist, 21-0, in the first half.
Senior Emma Brown added a goal midway through the second half to push the lead to 4-0. The goal for Brown was her 22nd all-time, moving her into 10th place on the all-time list. Zambricki pushed the lead to 5-0 with a goal in the 64th minute, and then freshman Kaylin Balley (69th minute) and Zambricki (73rd minute) scored to round out the scoring.
Washington U. outshot Missouri Baptist, 34-2, and had a 5-0 advantage in corner kicks. Junior goalkeeper Clara Jaques picked up the win playing the opening 45 minutes in the nets, while classmate Caitlin Heim and sophomore Hilary Stepansky each made a save in splitting the second half. The win for Jacques was the 27th of her career, moving into a tie for fourth on the all-time list.
Washington U. continues a span of three games in three days as the Bears travel to Bloomington, Ill., to take on Calvin College on Friday, Sept. 2, and Whitworth University on Saturday, Sept. 3.