By conceding a goal in the final minute of a scoreless game, the Washington University women’s soccer season ended on the Bears’ home field in devastating fashion for the second straight year.
Fresh off its 1-0 victory over the University of Chicago, the Washington University women’s soccer team will host the NCAA first- and second-round games for the fourth consecutive season this weekend at Francis Field. The Bears begin their postseason quest when they battle No. 25 University of Puget Sound on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The No. 17 Bears held on to defeat the No. 11 Maroons by a score of 1-0 to finish their regular season with a 13-3-2 overall record and a 3-3-1 in the University Athletic Association.
After allowing four goals all season, the No. 5 Washington University women’s soccer team’s typically reliable defense conceded five goals in two losses this weekend at Francis Field.
Coming off a 1-0 shutout win over previously undefeated and No. 4 Carnegie Mellon University last weekend, Washington University’s women’s soccer team lacked similar execution this weekend.
The No. 2 Bears struggled defensively in a 2-1 loss at Case Western Reserve University on Friday before bouncing back to blank the University of Rochester, 1-0, on Sunday.
Playing against its third top-10 opponent in four games, the Washington University women’s soccer team defeated previously undefeated No. 4 Carnegie Mellon University 1-0 behind a smothering defensive effort on the road Saturday.
A goal in the 14th minute for the No. 1 Washington University women’s soccer team gave rise to thoughts of last season’s win at Emory University, when the Bears jumped out to an early lead and stood firm for a 1-0 victory.
This time around, No. 5 Emory responded in rapid fashion with an equalizer just 35 seconds later to tie the score, and the game ended in a 1-1 draw after two overtimes on Sunday at Francis Field.
Last season, the Washington University women’s soccer team entered overtime against Wheaton College in a scoreless game, but a Wheaton goal in the 95th minute delivered a crushing loss to the Bears on their home field and dashed any hopes of an unbeaten season.
Behind a balanced scoring attack, the No. 1 Washington University women’s soccer cruised to a 4-0 victory over Greenville College on Tuesday night at Francis Field to improve to 6-0 on the young season.
Sophomore goalie Lizzy Crist has proven to be reliable in her first few stabs at filling junior Amy French’s shoes.