St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 7, 2019 – The No. 3-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team had its 15-match home win streak snapped with a 1-0 double overtime loss to No. 19 University of St. Thomas Saturday at Francis Field.
Paige Cater scored the game-winner for UST in the 102nd minute after her shot from 22 yards out snuck over the head of junior goalkeeper Emma Greenfield and went off the crossbar and into the back of the net. The goal allowed for WashU was its first of the season.
St. Thomas remained undefeated at 2-0 with the win, while WashU dropped to 2-1-1. The loss at home for WashU was its second in the last five years.
WashU outshot St. Thomas 18-10 and had an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks. Greenfield made a career-high six saves in the defeat.
Each team had five shots in the opening 45 minutes of play, but it was the goalkeepers who stood tall.
Greenfield made a save on a breakaway just 16 seconds into the contest, and ended the first frame with three. St. Thomas goalkeeper Sarah Pasternak had four saves in the first half, including back-to-back stops inside the box on senior Taylor Cohen in the 20th minute.
Sophomore Ariana Miles hit the post in the 54th minute, and classmate Erin Flynn nearly scored the game-winner in the 58th minute but Pasternak came up with a huge save. Pasternak finished with 12 saves.
WashU hosts Transylvania University Sunday at 1 p.m. The Pioneers won at Fontbonne 1-0 on Saturday.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU and St. Thomas have split three all-time meetings (1-1-1) … The Bears are 43-2-2 at home the past five seasons … WashU is 23-6-4 against ranked teams in the last five years … Greenfield has an 0.23 goals against average through the first four contests.