Women's Soccer Snaps Four-Game Losing Streak with Win Over Principia
St. Louis, Mo., September 30, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over Principia College on Thursday night at Francis Field.
Washington University (4-5) opens University Athletic Association (UAA) play at home on Sunday, Oct. 3, against No. 14 ranked Emory University. Game time is set for 11 a.m. at Francis Field. Emory enters play with an 8-0-1 record.
Freshman Kate Doyle scored first goal of the game for the Bears in the 13th minute, as she drilled a shot past Principia goalkeeper Mel Stein from 30 yards. Stein did not even make an attempt on the ball, as the shot snuck in the top right corner of the goal. The goal for Doyle was the first of her career.
Principia (5-3) had entered the contest not allowing a goal in the first half of play in its first seven games. Washington U. outshot Principia, 8-3, in the opening 45 minutes of play.
Junior Mari Greenberg, who made her first start of the year, almost gave the Bears a 2-0 lead early in the second half. A misplay by the Panther defense left Greenberg wide open in the box, but she misfired with a left-footed over the goal. The Bears once again had a golden scoring opportunity at the 65:08 mark, when Doyle sent a cross into the box but sophomore Allie Betley's header went straight up into the keeper’s hands.
Junior Lee Ann Felder added an insurance goal for the Bears at 68:05. After a hand ball was called on Principia, Felder hammered a free kick from 35 yards out to the near corner to make it 2-0. A pair of goals by junior Emma Brown and freshman Becky Berels in a span of 30 seconds quickly late in the second half to extend the lead to 4-0. The goal for Berels was the first of her career.
Sophomore goalkeeper Clara Jaques secured the shutout for the Bears making five saves in 82 minutes played. The victory for Jaques was the 21st of her career, eighth most in school history.
Bear Notebook: Washington University leads the all-time series with Principia, 22-3 … Principia was ranked No. 8 in the NSCAA Central Region Rankings … Brown’s goal in the second half was the 20th of her career, 11th most in school history.