Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2014 – The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 1-0 win at the University of Rochester Sunday afternoon in Rochester, N.Y.
Washington University improves to 11-1-2, 2-1-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while Rochester falls to 5-6-3, 1-3 in the UAA. Washington U. sits in a three-way tie for second place in the conference standings, two points behind first place Carnegie Mellon University.
Senior Lillie Toaspern made sure Washington U. would not suffer its second-straight defeat as she found the back of the net with a shot from 12 yards out to the lower left corner to make it 1-0. The goal for Toaspern was her team-leading eighth of the season and 39th of her career.
Junior Sam Ezratty had two opportunities in the 32nd minute of a WUSTL corner kick, but Rochester goalkeeper Aubrey Jaicks saved both. Washington U. outshot Rochester 10-5 in the first half, and had a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.
Sophomore goalkeeper Lizzy Crist (9-1-2) made four saves to pick up the win and posted her sixth shutout of the season. Crist has allowed four goals in 1,101 minutes played for a 0.33 goals against average. Washington U. had a 13-10 edge in shots and a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Washington University has a week off before returning to action Monday, Oct. 27, at Illinois Wesleyan University. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. in Bloomington, Ill.
Bear Notebook: Washington U. leads the all-time series with Rochester, 14-10-2, and has not lost to the Yellowjackets since 2005 … The Bears are 50-4-4 in the last three seasons … Toaspern moved into a tie for fifth place in school history in goals score with MeghanMarie Fowler-Finn (2003-06) … The game-winning goal for Toaspern was the 11th of her career, tying current assistant coach Caitlin Malone for sixth in school history.