No. 22 Women’s Soccer Rallies for 2-1 Win at Cal Lutheran

No. 22 Women’s Soccer Rallies for 2-1 Win at Cal Lutheran

Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sept. 5, 2015 – Junior Hannah Rosenberg scored the game-winning goal in the 88th minute as the No. 22-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team rallied for a 2-1 win at California Lutheran University Saturday afternoon in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

The goal for Rosenberg was the first of her WashU career after playing her freshman season at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. The Bears close out the trip to the west coast with a road game at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Sunday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. (PT).

"Cal Lutheran came out quick and put us in a 1-0 deficit," said Rosenberg. "We had good pressure from front to back in the second half, and came back for the win. It was special to score the game-winning goal in front of my friends and family."

WashU was outshot 8-4 in the first half, and trailed 1-0 at intermission on a goal by Bri Pinal in the 15th minute. The goal by Cal Lutheran was the first allowed by the Bears this season.

 Sophomore Rachel Mickelson, who missed her entire rookie season with an injury, tied the contest in the 57th minute with an unassisted goal. After a misplay on the back side, Mickelson outran the Cal Lutheran defense to the ball and buried a shot in to the back of the net for her first career goal.

The game remained tied until the 88th minute when Rosenberg scored the game-winner. WashU sent a cross into the box that was deflected out by Cal Lutheran. Rosenberg gathered the ball and then ripped a shot from 25 yards out to the far post for her first goal as a Bear.

Cal Lutheran outshot WashU 17-11 and had an 8-6 advantage in corner kicks.

Junior goalkeeper Lizzy Crist made a career-high nine saves in the win.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: This was the first meeting in school history between the two teams … The Bears are off to a 2-0 start for the fifth-straight season.