Fifth-Ranked UConn Drops UW Women's Soccer Squad
September 25, 1998
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Forward Mary-Frances Monroe scored the first goal and assisted on the other three Friday, lifting fifth-ranked Connecticut to a 4-1 victory over Washington in the first round of the Rutgers Classic womens soccer tournament.
Connecticut (8-0) took control early, tallying three goals inside the first 17 minutes. Monroe scored off a rebound at 6:02. She assisted Margaret Tietjen at 12:47 and Jen Carlson at 16:40. Carlson scored again at 80:07 off a cross from Monroe. Lauren Molinaro also distributed three assists for UConn.
Washington (2-5) suffered its third lost to a top-10 ranked opponent. The UW got on the scoreboard at 55:26 as sophomore Theresa Wagner, a product of Seattles Lakeside High School, blasted in a rebound from 18 yards away.
Sophomore goalkeeper Leslie Weeks registered five saves for Washington while UConns Anne-Elizabeth Eskerud denied three shots.
Washington plays host Rutgers on Sunday in the final round of the tournament.
Rutgers Classic; Piscataway, N.J.
Connecticut 4, Washington 1
Goals: 1, UConn, May-Frances Monroe (Jennifer Tietjen, Lauren Molinaro) at 6:02. 2, UConn, Tietjen (Monroe, Molinaro) at 12:47. 3, Jen Carlson (Monroe, Molinaro) at 16:40. 4, Washington, Theresa Wagner at 55:26. 5, UConn, Carlson (Monroe) at 80:07.
Shots: Washington 6, UConn 18.
Saves: Washington 5 (Leslie Weeks), UConn 3 (Anne-Elizabeth Eskerud).
Corners: Washington 2, UConn 7.
Fouls: Washington 10, UConn 9.