Duhawks score three times in five minute stretch of first half
Tue, Oct. 25, 2011 - [Women's Soccer]

Following the men's late action-packed game the Loras women's team had all of its action in the first 45 minutes of the game to keep the team unbeaten at home this season with an 8-0-1 record.

By Jack Metz for the Loras College Sports Information Office

 

Loras 3, WUSTL 1

 

The #16 ranked Duhawks welcomed the #14 ranked Bears to the Rock Bowl and within the first 17 minutes of the half had already put 3 goals in the back of the net, all three of which came different ways.

 

Senior Tonya Lohmeyer opened up the scoring in the 13th minute after settling a cross from sophomore Madeline Tennant five yards off the goal line. Only four minutes later confusion in the Bears back line resulted in a defense player heading the ball over goalkeeper Clara Jacques at the top of the box for an own goal.

 

Lohmeyer's goal marked her sixth on the season, the second most on the team until the 17th minute when senior Jessica Kern joined her with six goals of her own. Kern scored her goal after a Lohmeyer drew a penalty kick. Kern made her goal look easy when the Bears goalie guessed the wrong direction, making it a 3-0 lead.

 

Washington University erased the chance of a shutout when its senior Mari Greenberg scored a goal in the 43rdminute after it ricocheted off the post just before halftime.

 

Loras is now 14-2-1 overall, while they are tied for first in conference with Wartburg College with a 6-0-1.

 

Loras was outshot 19-7 and 10-3 in shots on goal, while all 3 of its shots on goal found the back of the net. Senior goalkeeper Katie Chambers made 9 saves during the contest.

 

During halftime the team and fans recognized the seven seniors on the 2011 team – Lohmeyer, Kern, Chambers, Lisa Waltz, Natalie Schlader, Kate Young, and Brittan Rooney.

 

Washington University head coach Jim Conlon returned to the Loras College campus following his playing days as a member the men's soccer team before graduating in 1998.

 

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Duhawks will close out their conference and regular season schedule when they host Cornell College at 6:00 p.m.