No. 9 Women’s Soccer Blanks Fontbonne in 600th Game

No. 9 Women’s Soccer Blanks Fontbonne in 600th Game

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 20, 2019 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team celebrated the 600th game in program history with a 2-0 victory over Fontbonne University Friday at Francis Olympic Field in St. Louis.

The Bears have an all-time record of 424-135-41 (.741) in 31 seasons as a varsity program with 13 conference titles, 18 NCAA Tournament appearances, five Final Fours and the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship. 

WashU improved to 7-1-1 with the win, while Fontbonne dropped to 1-4-2.

Sophomore Erin Flynn had a goal and an assist in the win. The assist for Flynn was her 10th in just two seasons.

The Bears controlled the majority of possession in the first half, but only found the once net in the 13th minute. Coming off a corner kick by Flynn, junior Kristen Reikersdorfer fired a shot from 30 yards out that snuck into the far corner after junior Ellie DeConinck screened the goalkeeper.

Flynn pushed the lead to 2-0 in the 71st minute with an incredible shot from 32 yards that snuck over the reach of Fontbonne goalkeeper Makayla Hussong.

The back line of sophomore Gabbie Cesarone and juniors Katy Mockett and Ellie Moreland helped secure the fifth shutout of the season. Junior goalkeeper Emma Greenfield (7-1-1) made one save in the victory.

WashU outshot Fontbonne 23-2 and had a 9-0 advantage in corner kicks.

WashU takes on Webster on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Soccer Park in Fenton, Mo. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the WashU men's team.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Fontbonne 22-0 … The Bears are 46-2-2 at home the past five seasons … Head coach Jim Conlon is three wins shy of 200 for his career at WashU.