Waltham, Mass., Oct. 18, 2015 – The No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team had its 10-match winning streak snapped with a 1-0 overtime loss at No. 10 Brandeis University Sunday afternoon in Waltham, Mass.
Brandeis improved its overall record to 12-2-1, 2-2 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while WashU fell to 12-2, 3-1 in the UAA. The Bears dropped to second place in the conference standings, three points behind first place Carnegie Mellon University with three games remaining.
Alec Spivak broke the scoreless tie in the 95th minute with a free kick goal from 30 yards out that just got over the outstretched arms of WashU junior goalkeeper Lizzy Crist. The goal for Spivak was her third of the season, and was the first goal allowed by WashU in six games – a span of 487 minutes.
Brandeis outshot WashU 7-5 in the opening 45 minutes of play, but the Bears did not record a shot on goal.
In the 72nd minute, Brandeis had a scoring opportunity with an open net but Cidney Moscovitch's shot was cleared off the line by senior Sam Ezratty. Following a foul from Brandeis in the 86th minute, Crist sent a free kick in to the box that freshman Maggie Crist headed just wide of the goal.
Just before regulation ended, junior Katie Chandler fired a shot that Brandeis goalkeeper Alexis Grossman had to make a diving stop to send the game to overtime.
Brandeis outshot WashU 13-11 and had a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks. Crist (11-2) made six saves in the defeat.
WashU begins a three-game home stand against Fontbonne University (7-8, 3-3 SLIAC) Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU lead the all-time series with Brandeis 18-7-3, but the Judges have won the last two meetings … The Bears are 30-4 on the road the last three seasons … WashU suffered its first loss of the season against a ranked team (3-1) … Head coach Jim Conlon is 11-5-11 in overtime in eight years at WashU ... The Bears were shutout for the first time this season.