Women’s Soccer Outlasts No. 7 Emory 1-0 on Kate Doyle’s First-Half Goal

Atlanta, Ga., October 6, 2013 – The No. 3 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team opened University Athletic Association (UAA) play with a 1-0 win at No. 7 Emory University Sunday afternoon at the Woodruff P.E. Center in Atlanta.

Washington University improves its overall record to 9-1, 1-0 in the UAA, while Emory falls to 7-3-1, 0-1 in the UAA. Washington U. and Brandeis University are the lone unbeaten teams in the conference after the first week of play.

An evenly played first half saw the Bears strike first in the 16th minute after senior Kate Doyle headed home a cross senior Becky Berels to make it 1-0. The goal for Doyle was her fourth of the season, while the assist for Berels was her conference-leading sixth of the year.

Emory outshot Washington U. 15-10 for the game, and had a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal. Despite being outshot, the Bears recorded six corner kicks in the win.

Sophomore goalkeeper Amy French made a career-high nine saves, preserving the Bears' ninth shutout of the season. Washington U. snapped Emory's program-record tying 27-home match unbeaten streak, the 17th longest streak in NCAA DIII history.

Washington U. hosts Fontbonne University in a non-conference game Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Bear Notebook: Emory leads the all-time series with Washington U., 16-6-4 … The Bears have yet to allow a goal in regulation … Washington U. has outscored its opponents 42-1 through the first 10 games played … The win for head coach Jim Conlon was his 90th in six seasons on the Danforth Campus … The Bears were outshot for the second time this season … The win for Washington U. was its first in Atlanta since Oct. 4, 1992.