Uhlmansiek, Gregoire Lead Bearcats to 5-0 win On New FieldTurf Stadium; Bearcats Get First Win of Season Under the Lights

SALEM, OR — The Willamette university women’s soccer team wasted no time shaking off a weekend trip to Illinois as the Bearcats used a pair of goals from Laura Uhlmansiek and Michelle Gregoire to notch a 5-0 win over the College of St. Benedict Sunday night at Sparks Field.

In the first game played under new lights on the Bearcats’ new artificial turf, Uhlmansiek scored the game's first two goals, then assisted on the next two to pace the Bearcat win.

Uhlmansiek scored in the 9th minute when Rachel Clevenger crossed the ball to Jessica Lammers. Lammers passed it back to Uhlmansiek who pounded a 30-yard shot past Blazer goalie Amanda Broadbent.

Uhlmansiek scored five minutes later off a pass from Jessica Lammers from the left corner. Uhlmansiek found the far right post with another blistering shot for a 2-0 Bearcat lead.

Gregoire got the first of her two goals in the 51st minute when she headed in Uhlmansiek’s free kick. Freshman Emily Gross scored her second goal of the season when she headed in an Uhlmansiek cross in the 65th minute.

Gregoire closed the scoring when she converted an Allie Tenold pass with just over 12 minutes to play.

The Bearcats are now 1-2 after losing a pair of games to nationally ranked teams from Wheaton College (No. 1) and Depauw (No. 17) over the weekend.

Willamette out shot the Blazers 22-8. Goalie Kari Woody played 72 minutes and had three saves, combining with Lo Holohan for the shutout.

Laura Uhlmansiek

Laura Uhlmansiek