St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 18, 2019 – Freshman Jolie Carl scored the game-winning goal in the 109th minute to help lead the No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime win over No. 5 Wheaton College (Ill.) in a battle of top-10 teams Wednesday at Francis Olympic Field in St. Louis.
WashU improved to 6-1-1 with the win, while Wheaton suffered its first loss of the year and fell to 6-1.
Late in the second overtime, junior Ellie Moreland sent a long cross into the box that Carl settled, made a move, and fired a shot in to the back of the net. The game-winner for Carl was the first of her career.
WashU outshot Wheaton 25-4, including 17-1 in the final 64 minutes. The Bears also had a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
WashU dominated the opening 30 minutes of play outshooting Wheaton 8-0. The Bears scored in the 11th minute after junior Ellie DeConinck took a pass from senior Taylor Cohen and drilled out a shot from inside the box to the far corner.
Wheaton answered back in the 44th minute after Sara Bakke's cross was not cleared out of the box and Isabelle Oliver finished the play into the open net to make it 1-1. The goal allowed by WashU in the first half was its first in 15 games dating back to last season.
WashU outshot Wheaton 8-3 in the opening half, but the Thunder had its three shots in the final five minutes of play.
Junior goalkeeper Emma Greenfield (6-1-1) picked up the victory making one save. The win for Greenfield was the 40th of her career, third most in school history. Wheaton goalkeeper Lauren Ketchum made 11 saves in the loss.
WashU hosts Fontbonne in the Wydown Showdown on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
BEAR NOTEBOOK:Wheaton leads the all-time series with WashU 13-9-3, but the Bears have won the last three meetings … WashU is 24-6-4 against ranked teams in the last five years … The goal for DeConinck was her team-leading fourth of the season … Head coach Jim Conlonpicked up career win number 400 as a men's and women's college coach … Conlon is four wins shy of 200 at WashU … The Bears are 45-2-2 at home the past five seasons.