Women’s Soccer Picks up Key Regional Victory at Illinois Wesleyan, 2-1
Bloomington, Ill., September 20, 2012 — The No. 12 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team posted a key 2-1 regional win at Illinois Wesleyan University on Thursday night in Bloomington, Ill.
With the win, Washington University improves to 6-1 and maintains its No. 2 ranking in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Central Region poll. Illinois Wesleyan drops its overall record to 1-5, with all five losses a one-goal differential.
Senior goalkeeper Clara Jaques made a season-high eight saves and picked up the win in goal for Washington U. The victory for Jaques was the 50th of her career, most in school history.
Junior Jessica Johnson got the Bears on the scoreboard in the 18th minute after she sent a chip from the corner of the box that went over IWU goalkeeper’s Amanda Macuiba. The goal for Johnson was her second of the season and 11th of her career.
Sophomore Anna Zambricki extended the lead to 2-0 at 36:28 as she dribbled in to the box and chipped Macuiba for her team-leading fourth goal of the season. Zambricki has 14 career goals in 22 games on the Danforth Campus.
Illinois Wesleyan would not go away as they answered back just 12 seconds later on a goal by Arin Calimari to trim the lead in half. Despite being outshot 10-8 in the first half, Washington U. took a 2-1 advantage to half.
Illinois Wesleyan outshot Washington U. 23-14 for the game and had a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Washington University (6-1) concludes a five-game road trip on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Rhodes College. Game time is set for 2 p.m. in Memphis, Tenn. Rhodes is 4-1-1 and coming off a 2-0 win at Austin College on Sept. 22.
Bear Notebook: Washington U. leads the all-time series with Illinois Wesleyan, 6-5-4 … Washington U. was ranked No. 12 a year ago when the two teams met on Sept. 28 in St. Louis – a 4-1 victory by the Bears … The game-winning goal for Zambricki was the sixth of her career … 13 of 15 all-time matches between the two teams have been decided by a goal or less.