No. 3 Women’s Soccer Wins Home Opener over Greenville

Photo by Marco Quaroni
Photo by Marco Quaroni

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 3, 2019 – The No. 3-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team posted its third-consecutive shutout with a 3-0 victory over Greenville University Tuesday in the 2019 home opener at Francis Field in St. Louis.

WashU improved to 2-0-1 with the win, while Greenville fell to 0-1-1.

Sophomore Emily Kaufman had a goal and an assist in the win, while junior Kristen Reikersdorfer recorded her team-leading third assist of the year.

WashU outshot Greenville 30-0 and had an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks. Junior goalkeeper Emma Greenfield picked up her 24th career shutout, third most in school history.

Sophomore Erin Flynn scored the first goal of the game with a shot from the left side on a feed from Reikersdorfer at 5:26 to make it 1-0. 

WashU kept the pressure on, and found the back of the net in the 37th minute when Kaufman one-timed a shot in the box on a pass from junior Ellie DeConinck. The Bears outshot Greenville 20-0 in the first half.

In the 76th minute, Kaufman sent in a cross that sophomore Marissa Kalkar deflected into the far corner for her first goal of the season.

WashU hosts No. 19-ranked University of St. Thomas on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU has won five all-time meetings with Greenville … The Bears are 43-1-2 at home the past four seasons, including winning the last 15 … The goal for Kaufman was the first of her career.