Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 10, 2015 – Senior forward Olivia Lillegraven scored a pair of second-half goals to lead the No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team to a 2-0 win at Emory University Saturday afternoon in University Athletic Association (UAA) play in Atlanta.
WashU extended its winning streak to nine games and improved to 11-1 and 2-0 in the UAA. Emory suffered its third-straight loss and fell to 7-5, 0-2 in the UAA.
"We stuck to the game plan and did what we needed to do," said head coach Jim Conlon. "We are very pleased with today's outcome. Going on the road in conference and getting a win is tough."
After a scoreless first half, Lillegraven found the back of the net in the 65th minute after she headed home a perfectly placed cross from freshman Caroline Dempsey.
Lillegraven scored again in the 81st minute when she headed home a corner kick from junior Hannah Rosenberg to make it 2-0. The assist for Rosenberg was her fourth of the season.
Lillegraven up her career goal total to 29, and she moved into a tie for third place in school history with her 12th game-winning goal. Lillegraven has scored the game-winner in two-straight games, and three of the last five contests.
"Olivia has found a way to find space when the other forwards create," Conlon added. "She put herself in great position to finish both plays."
WashU outshot Emory 11-9 and had a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks. Junior Lizzy Crist made four saves and improved to 10-1 in goal.
WashU returns to action on Friday, Oct. 16, at No. 23-ranked New York University. Game time is set for 11 a.m. (ET).
BEAR NOTEBOOK: Emory leads the all-time series with WashU, 16-7-5, but the Bears have won the last two meetings in Atlanta … WashU's last nine-game winning streak was in 2013 … The Bears are 29-3 on the road in the last three seasons.