No. 4 Women’s Soccer Continues Offensive Surge in 5-0 win Over Mississippi College

No. 4 Women’s Soccer Continues Offensive Surge in 5-0 win Over Mississippi College

Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 2013 – Senior Kate Doyle scored a pair of second-half goals as the No. 4 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team rolled past Mississippi College 5-0 Saturday afternoon in Memphis, Tenn.

Washington University, who has found the net 12 times in its first two games of the 2013 season, scored three times in a span of 15 minutes in the second half to break open the game.

Despite outshooting Mississippi College 9-2 in the opening half of play, Washington U. managed to find the net just once before intermission. Freshman Katie Chandler scored at the 44:17 mark after she buried a shot into the back of the net on a free kick from sophomore goalkeeper Amy French for her team-leading third goal of the season.

Chandler's goal ignited the Washington U. offense as sophomore Olivia Lillegraven stole the ball in the box and beat Mississippi College goalkeeper Brianna Blackwell to push the lead to 2-0 at the 50:48 mark.

Washington University took advantage of another misplay by the Choctaw defense in the 60th minute when Doyle stole the ball in the box and lofted a shot over Blackwell's head to make it 3-0. Doyle added her second goal of the game in the 66th minute after she knocked home a cross from junior Lillie Toaspern. Senior Becky Berels added a late goal in the 87th minute to round out the scoring.

French picked up her second-straight shutout in goal making three saves. French and the back line of senior Darcy Banco, juniors Tessa Delaney and Tessa Klumpp and sophomore Sam Ezratty have not allowed a goal in 180 minutes played this season.

Mississippi College (0-2), which allowed just 14 goals in 20 games a year ago, has not allowed five goals in a game since a 5-0 loss at Hardin-Simmons University Sept. 30, 2011. Washington U. outshot Mississippi College 20-5 for the game and had a 14-3 advantage in shots on goal.

Washington University (2-0) hosts DePauw University Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m., in the first of three-straight home games.

Bear Notebook: Washington U. has started the season 2-0 for the third-straight year … This was the first-ever meeting between the two teams … Mississippi College was 14-3-3 a year ago and was 9-2-1 in the American Southwest Conference.