St. Louis, Mo., September 7, 2013 – The No. 4 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team broke open a one-goal halftime lead with six goals in the second half en route to a 7-0 win over DePauw University Saturday afternoon at Francis Field in St. Louis.
Sophomore goalkeeper Amy French picked up her third-straight shutout in goal facing just two shots. The Bears outshot DePauw 48-2 and had an 11-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Washington U. outshot DePauw 21-1 in the opening half, with 13 shots on goal. The Bears found the net just once in the opening half as senior Becky Berels one-timed a cross from junior Lillie Toaspern into the back of the net at 18:42. The goal for Berels was here second of the season.
The Bears scored three goals in a span of eight minutes early in the second half to break open the contest. Toaspern, sophomore Olivia Lillegraven and senior Jessica Johnson each scored for Washington U. as the Bears went up 4-0 just 11 minutes into the second half. Sophomore Liz Collins, Johnson and sophomore Anna Sippel added goals midway through the second half to round out the scoring.
Washington U.'s offense has outscored its opponents 19-0 through the opening three games of the season, while the defensive has allowed just seven shots on goal with three shutouts.
Washington University (3-0) hosts Central College (Iowa) Sunday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. The Dutch (2-1) suffered its first loss of the season Saturday at Webster 2-0.
Bear Notebook: Washington U. leads the all-time series with DePauw, 11-2, and the Bears have won the last three meetings … The Bears are 5-1 in home openers under head coach Jim Conlon … Washington U. is 48-8-3 (.839) at home in six seasons under Conlon … 50 former student-athletes were in attendance as part of the 25-year anniversary celebration … The victory for the Bears was their 310th in school history in 25 years as a varsity program.