After a rare skid last week, the Washington University women’s soccer team rebounded convincingly on Friday night with a 2-0 road victory over the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Ten months ago, the Washington University women’s soccer team ended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s season with a hard-fought 1-0 victory in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. On Saturday, Whitewater ended Wash. U.’s undefeated season in a 1-0 contest in Bloomington, Ill.
Another game, another shutout. The No. 2 Washington University women’s soccer team aced its first test against a ranked opponent this season, putting away No. 11 Calvin College in a 3-0 victory Saturday at Francis Field.
The Washington University women’s soccer team is no stranger to high expectations.
In the span of seven seasons, the Bears have played in two NCAA finals, advanced to three straight NCAA quarterfinals, from 2011 to 2013, and won three University Athletic Association (UAA) titles. Amidst all of these accomplishments, one key accolade has eluded them: a national championship.
After a historic season and nearly single-handedly vaulting the Washington University women’s soccer team into the NCAA Division III finals, junior Lizzy Crist has been honored with D3soccer.com’s 2015 Goalkeeper of the Year award.
The Washington University women’s soccer team rushed midfield on Friday afternoon after shocking the Division III soccer world with an upset, penalty-kick victory over the heavily favored Messiah College in the Final Four.
Winter is coming, and while the thought of relaxing at home for the holidays may pacify some students, the Washington University women’s soccer team must stay sharp for its final week of tournament action. On Friday, the Bears will square off in the city of fountains against No. 1 Messiah College (22-0-2) with a chance to advance to the finals the next day.
This was not the first time the Washington University women’s soccer team exited Francis Field with tears running down their face—but on Sunday afternoon, the players were crying tears of joy.
Washington University’s women’s soccer team is in the midst of a run of sustained success almost unparalleled in the current Division III climate. Since 2011, the Bears have won three titles in one of the country’s most competitive conferences, they’ve placed four players on the national All-American squads and they’ve combined for a robust 88-14-4 record in that span.
The weather is colder and the days are shorter, but the Washington University women’s soccer team does not seem to be slowing down. In the opening rounds of the NCAA Division III tournament in Granville, Ohio, the Bears took down York College 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and then followed up with a 1-0 victory against Denison University on Sunday.