Quick Start Leads No. 3 WashU Past Maryville in 1st Round

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

St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 16, 2019 – The No. 3 Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team scored early and often in the first half in a 4-0 win over Maryville (Tenn.) College in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship Saturday at Francis Olympic Field. 

WashU, which extended its unbeaten streak to 15 matches, improved to 16-1-2 with the win. Maryville, who was making its 10 NCAA appearance, had its season come to an end with a 15-5 mark.

WashU advances to take on the winner of Adrian College and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sunday at 1 p.m. in the NCAA Second Round.

The Bears scored twice in the opening nine minutes of play to jump in front 2-0. Sophomore Ariana Miles (7:59) and senior Taylor Cohen (8:59) each scored unassisted goals in a span of 60 seconds for WashU.

Junior Ellie DeConinck scored off a nice pass from Miles in the 26th minute, and then sophomore Marissa Kalkar added a tally in the 36th minute.

WashU outshot Maryville 34-7 for the game, including 20-3 in the opening half.

Junior Emma Greenfield (80:00, four saves) and freshman Katie Stender-Moore (12:00) combined for the Bears 11th shutout of the season in goal.

BEAR NOTEBOOK:WashU and Maryville met for the first time in school history … The Bears are 40-15-8 all-time in 19 NCAA appearances … The goal for Cohen was the 47th of her career … WashU is 10-1 this season at home and 51-2-2 the past five seasons … The win for Greenfield was the 50th of her career.