No. 1 WashU Wins Top-10 Matchup at No. 9 Wheaton

Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos
Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos

Wheaton, Ill., Oct. 20, 2018 – The No. 1-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team fought through snow and 40-mile per hour wind gusts to record a 2-1 win at No. 9 Wheaton College (Ill.) Saturday.

WashU improved to 14-0 with the victory, while Wheaton had its eight-match win streak snapped and dropped to 13-3. The Bears have won 19-straight straight road games dating back to 2016, the longest streak in NCAA women's soccer.

After a 30-minute delay just before the end of the first half, freshman Erin Flynn scored the eventual game-winning goal after senior Maggie Crist sent a cross in that deflected off a Wheaton defender. The goal for Flynn was her fifth of the season.

WashU outshot Wheaton 15-5 and had a 6-1 corner kick advantage. Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Greenfield (14-0) made two saves in the win.

WashU took the 1-0 advantage in the 12thminute after a give-and-go from freshman Ariana Miles and junior Taylor Cohen that resulted in a long shot from freshman Jess Shapiro just outside the 18. The goal for Shapiro was her second of the season.

Senior Caroline Dempsey nearly made it 2-0 in the 25thminute after her left-footed shot went off the crossbar and was saved by Wheaton goalkeeper Lauren Ketchum.

Wheaton took advantage off Ketchum's play and it resulted in a goal less than a minute goal after Isabelle Oliver tied it at 1-1 with 26:07 left. The shot on goal for Wheaton was its first of the game.

Greenfield came up big in the 42ndminute with her only save of the half to keep it tied. The game was delayed due to lightning with 1:05 left in the half.

Senior Darcy Cunningham had an open net in the 54thminute but Ketchum came up with a big save to force the corner kick. WashU outshot Wheaton 7-3 in the second half, putting three shots on goal.

WashU steps back into conference play by hosting No. 15 Brandeis University (11-2, 3-1 UAA) on Friday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. 

BEAR NOTEBOOK: Wheaton leads the all-time series 13-7-3… Cohen recorded the 80thpoint of her career, 10thmost in school history … The Bears are one of three remaining undefeated teams in Division III… WashU has allowed four goals in 14 games … The Bears are 15-2-1 against ranked teams the last three years… The 14-0 start is the best in school history … Flynn has scored the game-winner in two of the last three games.