No. 3 Women’s Soccer and Illinois Wesleyan Play to 0-0 Tie

No. 3 Women’s Soccer and Illinois Wesleyan Play to 0-0 Tie

Bloomington, Ill., Sept. 18, 2016 – The No. 3-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team outshot Illinois Wesleyan University 20-3 but could not find the back of the net in a scoreless draw Sunday in Bloomington, Ill. 

WashU dropped its overall record to 5-1-1, while IWU fell to 1-3-2.

Freshman Katy Hutson (0-1-1) made her first career start in goal and recorded two saves in 110 minutes played. The shutout for Hutson was the first of her career. 

The Bears put nine shots on frame in the contest, including a pair of shots off the crossbar. Freshman Jesse Rubin's shot in the 75th minute went off the bar, and then sophomore Jessica Kovach nearly won the game in the 99th minute when her shot also hit the crossbar.

Junior Gillian Myers also had a near miss at the end of the first overtime when her shot just went wide of the far post.

WashU continues its six-game road trip at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (5-2) on Friday, Sept. 23. Game time is set for 7 p.m. (ET).

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with IWU, 9-5-5, and had its five-game winning streak in the series snapped … 16 of the 19 matches between the two teams have been decided by a goal or less … The Bears have outscored their opponents 17-1 this season … WashU played without senior Lizzy Crist, the 2015 D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year.