Women’s Soccer Wins Fifth-Straight With 1-0 Victory Over Rhodes
St. Louis, Mo., September 11, 2011 — The No. 16 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team posted its third shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over Rhodes College in the final game of the Washington University Classic on Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo.
The Bears outshot Rhodes 11-0 in the first half, but did not find the back of the net until just before halftime. Head coach Jim Conlon used 11 subs in the opening half, and it payed off in the 38th minute. Senior Mari Greenberg came off the bench and one-timed home a cross from sophomore Jessica Johnson, who made a nice run down the sideline before sending the ball in to the box. The eventual game-winning goal for Greenberg was the first of her career.
Washington U. outshot Rhodes 25-1 for the contest, and had a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks. Junior goalkeeper Clara Jaques picked up the win in goal while posting the 14th shutout of her career. Jaques also upped her career win total to 31, five shy of the Washington University all-time record.
The Bears hosted its 2011 Red Card Cancer event on Sunday against Rhodes, with proceeds going directly to the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Research Center.
Washington University (5-0) will have a day off before returning to action on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Principia College. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. in Elsah, Ill. The Panthers are 3-0-1 overall and have not allowed a goal this season.
Bear Notebook: Junior back Murphy Stanley made her first career start on Sunday … The goal for Greenberg was the second of the season and third of her career … The Bears have started the season 5-0 for the fifth time in school history.