Emily Gosché's Goal in Double OT Sends Women's Soccer Past Loras, 1-0
St. Louis, Mo., September 7, 2012 – Senior Emily Gosché's goal in the 103rd minute gave the No. 9 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team a 1-0 win over Loras College on Friday night at Francis Field in St. Louis.
Gosche, who notched the fourth goal of her career, sent a free kick from just outside the 18 over the head of Loras goalkeeper Hannah Wilson for the game-winner almost eight minutes into the second overtime. The goal for Gosche was the first since her sophomore year, a span of 26 games.
Washington University outshot Loras 20-12 for the game, including 17-4 in the second half and two overtime periods. The Duhawks had the 5-4 advantage in corner kicks. Wilson made eight saves in the loss for Loras, while senior goalkeeper Clara Jaques recorded two saves in the win. Jaques picked up career-win number 47, tops in school history, and moved into a tie for fifth in career shutouts with 20.
The victory for the Bears was their 11th-straight at home, and improved their record to 39-7-2 (.833) at Francis Field in five seasons under head coach Jim Conlon. In addition, Washington U. has allowed just one goal this season in 284:10 minutes, good for a 0.32 goals against average.
Washington U. was shutout in the opening 45 minutes of play for the third-straight game as Loras held the advantage in shots in the first half 8-4. Each team though only had one shot on goal.
The Bears had a golden opportunity in the 36th minute following a foul by Loras. Junior back Kate Doyle sent the free kick from 40 yards out in to the box to sophomore Lillie Toaspern, but her header was just wide of the goal. Midway through the second half, Jacques made a game-saving save on a one-v-one with Ailish Rispin at the 60:00 mark.
Washington U. (3-0) begins a five-game road trip at Fontbonne University on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at Centene Stadium on the campus of Clayton High School.
Bear Notebook: The game started one hour late due to a lightning delay … Conlon coached the 250th women’s game of his career on Friday … Washington U. snapped a two-game losing skid to Loras and now leads the all-time series 3-2 … Conlon was a four-year letterwinner for the Loras men’s soccer team from 1994-97, and received his bachelor’s degree in 1998 and his master’s degree in 2000 from Loras.