No. 7 Women’s Soccer Shuts Out No. 16 New York 1-0

No. 7 Women’s Soccer Shuts Out No. 16 New York 1-0

Riverdale, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2015 – The No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team posted its fourth-consecutive shutout with a 1-0 win at No. 16 New York University Friday afternoon at Gaelic Park in Riverdale, N.Y.

WashU extended its winning streak to 10 games and improved to 12-1 and 3-0 in the University Athletic Association (UAA). New York suffered its second-straight defeat and dropped to 9-3, 1-2 in the UAA.

"It was a great effort today from our ladies as we followed our game plan. They have a dynamic front line, and we put ourselves in great position defensively," said WashU head coach Jim Conlon. "With this four-game road swing, we are just managing the athletic and academic balance. We will rest of and recover and get ready for a tough test on Sunday at Brandeis."

Sophomore Rachel Mickelson scored the game-winning goal in the 61st minute when she knocked in a rebound off a shot from senior Olivia Lillegraven. The goal for Mickelson was her third of the season.

"It was our goal to start off the weekend with a win. We got the result we wanted," Mickelson said. "I was sitting underneath Olivia in the box and waiting for something to happen and I got a chance."

WashU outshot New York, 19-10, and had a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.

Junior goalkeeper Lizzy Crist (11-1) made four saves and posted her fifth shutout of the season and 12th of her career.

WashU closes out a four-game road trip at No. 10-ranked Brandeis University (11-1-1, 1-1 UAA) Sunday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. (ET).

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with NYU, 15-4-1 … The Bears are 30-3 on the road in the last three seasons … WashU's last 10-game winning streak was in 2013 … The game-winner for Mickelson was the first of her career … Crist lowered her career goals against average to 0.50, second lowest in school history, and moved into a tie for ninth in career shutouts … WashU is 3-0 against ranked teams this season.