No. 2 Women’s Soccer Blanks Hanover 4-0

No. 2 Women’s Soccer Blanks Hanover 4-0

Wheaton, Ill., Sept. 3, 2016 – The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team posted its second-consecutive shutout as the Bears defeated Hanover College 4-0 Saturday at the Bob Baptista Invitational hosted by Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.

WashU outshot Hanover 19-4, and had a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.

Junior Gillian Myers gave WashU the 1-0 advantage in the 29th minute when she converted a penalty kick. The goal for Myers was the first of her career. WashU outshot Hanover 7-3 in the first half.

WashU continued to put the pressure in the second half and senior All-American Katie Chandler made it 2-0 when she scored with the left foot from 16 yards out. The goal for Chandler was her first of the season and 26th of her career.

Freshman Jesse Rubin added a goal in the 67th minute and senior Hannah Rosenberg rounded out the scoring in the 69th minute with a goal off a set piece.

Senior All-American Lizzy Crist (three saves, 76:52) and freshman Katy Hutson (13:08) combined for the shutout.

WashU (2-0) hosts Aurora University in its 2016 home opener Friday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU and Hanover met for the first time in school history … The Bears are off to a 2-0 start for the sixth-straight season … Crist moved into sixth place in school history with 133 saves.