Greenville, Ill., September 16, 2013 — Junior Anna Zambricki scored a pair of goals and junior Kaylin Balley added a goal and had an assist off the bench as the No. 3 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team won at Greenville College 3-0 Monday night in Greenville, Ill.
Washington University improves to 6-0 with the win and remains one of 21 undefeated teams in NCAA Division III, while Greenville drops its overall record to 1-4.
The Bears started slow playing without two of its leading scorers – junior Lillie Toaspern and senior Becky Berels, and lost another when sophomore Olivia Lillegraven took a nasty fall in the corner six minutes into the contest.
Washington U. had numerous long shots in the first half outside the 18, but could not equalize inside the box like they had the previous five games. The Bears' offense continued to wear down the Panthers and at 39:44 a through ball from Balley slipped through the Greenville defense to Zambricki, who one-timed it with her left foot into the far corner.
The Bears had a 14-2 shot advantage in the first half, and did not allow a shot in the final 22 minutes.
Balley was involved in the second goal of the game early in the second half at 56:38 after she took a pass from freshman Katie Chandler and buried a shot into the far corner for her second goal of the season.
Zambricki added an insurance goal at the 81:20 mark after junior Tessa Klumpp sent a deep cross into the box that was flicked by senior Jessica Johnson to Zambricki. The goal for Zambricki was the fifth of the season and 29th of her career. She also moved past Trisha Young (1999-2000) into seventh on the all-time scoring list with 71 points.
Sophomore Amy French made two saves in goal as the Bears recorded their sixth shutout of the season. Washington U. has not allowed a goal in 540 minutes this season, and has started the season with six-straight shutouts for the first time in school history. The Bears outshot Greenville 33-3 and had a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Washington U. hosts No. 1 ranked Wheaton College Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. Wheaton enters the contest with an identical 6-0 record, and have won the last three contests between the two teams.
Bear Notebook: This marked the first meeting in school history between the two teams. … The 6-0 record is the fifth best start in school history … The victory for head coach Jim Conlon was the 290th of his college coaching career – 182 wins (women), 108 wins (men) … The game-winning goal for Zambricki was the 12th of her career, tied for third most in school history.