Washington U. blanks UW-Oshkosh
Zambricki collects her 10th goal of the season for the Bears
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Freshmen Lillie Toaspern and Anna Zambricki each scored a goal to lead Washington-St. Louis to a 2-0 victory against Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the second round of the 2011 NCAA tournament.
“This was a big win for our team,” fourth-year head coach Jim Conlon said. “I think we played well tonight and I believe we are starting to play our best soccer in November.”
Washington-St. Louis, which tied a school record with its 17th win of the season, takes on the St. Benedict in the sectional semifinal.
Washington-St. Louis dominated play in the opening 15 minutes of play, registering the first seven shots of the game. Zambricki, who missed eight games near the end of the season with an injury, broke thescoreless tie with her 10th goal of the season at 13:38. Zambricki finished the play off after receiving a cross from sophomore Jessica Johnson. Zambricki has 10 goals in just 13 games in her rookie season.
Toaspern nearly made it a two-goal game in the 36th minute, as her header inside the box went just wide of the post. The Bears outshot UW-Oshkosh 11-2 in the first half and had two corner kicks.
Washington-St. Louis added an insurance goal in the 59th minute as Toaspern headed home a cross from sophomore Lauren Steimle to push the lead to 2-0. The goal for Toaspern was her team-leading 11th of the season.
Junior Clara Jaques saved the two shots she faced and picked up her 43rd-career victory. Jaques and the Bears defense have recorded four consecutive shutouts and have not allowed a goal in 448 minutes played, a span of nearly five games. Washington-St. Louis outshot UW-Oshkosh 25-3 and had a 9-0 advantage in corner kicks.
“We have had a constant back four with Clara,” Conlon added. “They are starting to figure out what works and the chemistry is important.”