St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 22, 2015 – Sophomore Rachel Mickelson scored the game-winning goal in the 25th minute to lead the No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Fontbonne University in the Wydown Showdown Thursday night at Francis Field in St. Louis.
WashU improved it overall record to 13-2, while Fontbonne had its two-game winning streak snapped and fell to 7-9.
In a game that featured just three shots on the goal, its was Mickelson's goal midway through the first half that was the difference.
She received a quick pass from senior Liz Collins and blasted a shot from 25 yards out to the far corner. The goal for Mickelson was her fourth of the season.
WashU outshot Fontbonne 12-5 and recorded the only corner kick of the game.
Senior goalkeeper Amy French (2-0) made one save and posted her first shutout of the season and 13th of her career. French lowered her career goals against average to 0.41, lowest in school history.
WashU returns to conference play at home against No. 3 Carnegie Mellon University (13-0-1, 4-0 UAA) Friday, Oct. 30. Game time is set for 5 p.m. at Francis Field.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Fontbonne, 18-0, outscoring the Griffins 90-3 in the 18 games played … The Bears are 7-0 at home this year … The game-winning goal for Mickelson was the second of her career … The Bears have recorded 13 or more wins in seven of eight seasons under head coach Jim Conlon … The shutout for WashU was its ninth of the season.