No. 1 Women's Soccer Hosts Emory in UAA Opener Saturday

Photo by Brian Lovellette/SLIAC
Photo by Brian Lovellette/SLIAC

THE SERIES WITH EMORY – The Eagles lead the all-time series 16-9-5, but the Bears have won the last three meetings. WashU posted a 1-0 victory at Emory in the last meeting on Sept. 30, 2017 in Atlanta.

A LOOK AT THE EAGLES – Emory has won three-straight matches, outscoring its opponents by a 13-2 margin during that span. Shivani Beall leads the team with four goals and three assists for 11 points, while Abbe McCarter has four goals and two assists for 10 points. Danielle Staffin has a 6-2 record in goal with a 0.59 goals against average and two shutouts

HEAD COACH JIM CONLON – The winningest coach in school history, Jim Conlon has guided WashU to a 178-35-16 (.812) overall record in 11 seasons. Conlon led the Bears to the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship after a pair of NCAA Runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2015. He has also guided WashU to seven UAA championships and 10-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. Conlon has a 274-92-21 (.735) overall record in 18 seasons as a collegiate women's coach.

NCAA STATS – WashU ranks first in NCAA Division III in assists (34), goal against average (0.11), shutout percentage (0.889), winning percentage (1.000), third in shots per game (28.6), fourth in assists per game (3.8) and sixth in points (100).

NOTABLES – WashU has allowed six shots on goal this season in nine games played.

– The Bears are 35-1-1 at home the past four seasons.

– Junior Taylor Cohen has 29 goals in 48 career games played, and is one goal shy of entering the top-10 all-time list at WashU.

– Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Greenfield has a career mark of 22-2 mark with a 0.26 goals against average with 14 shutouts.

– WashU is one of seven remaining undefeated teams in NCAA Division III.

– The Bears are off to a 9-0 start for the first time since 2007, and for the third time in school history.

MEDIA COVERAGE – Tonight's game will be broadcast live at no cost on the WashU Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU website.

UP NEXT – WashU plays it first conference road game at No. 18 University of Rochester (5-2-1) on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1:30 p.m. (ET).