Crist Makes Six Saves in 0-0 Draw for No. 15 Women’s Soccer

Crist Makes Six Saves in 0-0 Draw for No. 15 Women’s Soccer

St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 14, 2016 – Senior goalkeeper Lizzy Crist made a season-high six saves as the No. 15-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team posted a 0-0 double overtime scoreless draw Friday in University Athletic Association (UAA) play at Francis Field in St. Louis.

WashU dropped to 9-2-2 and 1-1-1 in the UAA, while New York fell to 7-2-3, 0-1-2 in the UAA.

WashU had the early advantage in shots and nearly took the lead after junior Gillian Myers shot went off the crossbar in the 18th minute. Myers registered four of the first six shots for WashU.

The Bears had another great opportunity in the 29th minute after junior Megan Renken sent a cross into the box that sophomore Jessica Kovach got a head on but NYU goalkeeper Cassie Steinberg made the save.

WashU had a 9-2 advantage in shots, including four on goal.

A costly mistake by Steinberg nearly cost NYU in the opening minute of the second half. She came out on a cross and miss-timed the ball, allowing senior Katie Chandler to fire a shot into an open goal but the ball was headed off the goal line by Sharon Lee to keep the game tied.

Despite the early opportunity for WashU, the Violets had the advantage in the opening 20 minutes of the second half outshooting the Bears 7-1. Crist made a point-blank save, her fifth of the game, in the 68th minute off a shot from Alex Benedict to keep it tied.

Freshman Taylor Cohen had the best opportunity for WashU in the 108th minute, but did not get a firm shot off inside the box.

WashU outshot New York 20-13 for the game and had a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.

WashU hosts No. 8-ranked Brandeis University (12-1-1, 2-1 UAA) Sunday at 11 a.m.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with New York, 15-4-2 … The Bears are 15-0-1 at home in its last 16 games at Francis Field … WashU was called for 22 fouls in the scoreless draw … The shutout for Crist was the 24th of her career, second most in school history.