Offense Comes Alive for Women’s Soccer Against Greenville

Offense Comes Alive for Women’s Soccer Against Greenville

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016 – The No. 3-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team put together its best offensive output of the season in an 8-0 win over Greenville College Tuesday night at Francis Field in St. Louis

WashU improved to 5-0 with the win, while Greenville fell to 2-3.

Freshman Taylor Cohen scored a pair of second-half goals, while junior Elise Brown and freshman Sam Elster added the first goals of their career in the win for the Bears.

WashU outshot Greenville 47-1 and the Bears had a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks.

The Bears scored three goals in a span of six minutes to build a 3-0 advantage. Sophomore Caroline Dempsey scored for the third-straight game in the 12th minute with a left-footed shot inside the box.

Sophomore Darcy Cunningham scored on a breakaway at 15:12 to make it 2-0, and then Brown headed home a corner kick from senior Hannah Rosenberg to extend the lead to 3-0. The Bears outshot Greenville 21-0 in the first half. 

Junior Mariana Alisio and Cohen added breakaway goals early in the second half to make it 5-0. Freshman Jesse Rubin, Cohen and Elster also found the back of the net in the second half to round out the scoring.

Senior Lizzy Crist (5-0) picked up the win in goal and did not face a shot in 25:54. Freshman Katy Hutson played the final 64:06 and faced one shot.

WashU competes in the Titan Soccer Classic Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 17-18, at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill. The Bears take on University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Saturday at 5:30 p.m., followed by a contest with Illinois Wesleyan or No. 17 DePauw University Sunday at 3 or 5:30 p.m.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU has won four all-time meetings with Greenville … The Bears have a 3-0 mark at home this year, and have won their last 14 games at Francis Field … WashU is off to a 5-0 start for the eighth time in school history … Crist moved into a tie for third all-time in wins (34) … WashU has posted nine-straight shutouts at home … The Bears have outscored their opponents 17-0 … Head coach Jim Conlon is four victories shy of the WashU all-time wins mark.