Claremont, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015 – The No. 22-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season in a 2-1 defeat at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Sunday afternoon in Claremont, Calif.
CMS improved to 1-1-1 with the win, while WashU fell to 2-1.
Claremont struck first in the ninth minute after the Bears' defense did not clear a corner kick out of the box. Kaitlyn Faust corralled the loose ball and beat junior goalkeeper Lizzy Crist to make it 1-0.
Each team recorded four shots in the first half, with the Bears registering one shot on goal.
CMS pushed the lead to 2-0 in the 48th minute when Faust netted her second goal of the game.
The Bears cut the lead in half in the 75th minute after senior back Sam Ezratty scored on a penalty kick. The goal for Ezratty was her second of the season and sixth of her career.
WashU outshot Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 16-10, and had a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks. CMS limited WashU to five shots on goal.
Crist took the loss in goal allowing two goals in 59:23, while senior Amy French played the final 30:37 making one save.
WashU begins a four-game homestand Saturday, Sept, 12, against Warburg College. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Francis Field.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with CMS, 2-1, and the teams met for the first time since 2009 … The Bears played from behind in both games in California.