Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 28, 2016 – Senior Katie Chandler netted the game-winning goal in the 60th minute as the No. 11-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team posted a 1-0 shutout victory at No. 18 Carnegie Mellon University Friday in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The game-winner for Chandler was her fourth of the season and 13th of her career, tied for fourth in school history. She also scored the game-winning goal a year ago in a 1-0 win over No. 3 and previously unbeaten Carnegie.
WashU improved its overall record to 12-2-2, 3-1-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while Carnegie dropped to 9-5-1, 3-2 in the UAA. The Bears moved into second place in the UAA standings, two points behind first place University of Chicago.
"It was a good win tonight, said WashU head coach Jim Conlon. "Carnegie is an extremely good team and we just found a way to win."
Senior goalkeeper Lizzy Crist made four saves and set the WashU school record with her 25th career shutout. Crist has not allowed a goal in 346 minutes, a span of four games.
Carnegie Mellon had the upper hand in the opening 45 minutes of play, registering a 6-1 shot advantage. Chandler had the lone shot of the first half for WashU after a Carnegie defender cleared a pass off a WashU defender and deflected to her.
Crist made three saves in the first half, including one from eight yards out. Emily Tolmer had the best chance for the Tartans in the 40th minute after her shot hit the crossbar and bounced back in play for Crist to turn and grab.
Freshman Taylor Cohen, a Pittsburgh native, got credited with the assist on the game-winner after she received a ball with two defenders on her and passed outside to Chandler who beat one CMU defender and fired a shot to opposite post.
The assist was Cohen's second of the year, and moved her into a tie for second on the team with 12 points.
Carnegie Mellon had a 9-5 advantage in shots and 4-3 in corner kicks.
WashU plays its final road game of the season Sunday, Oct. 30, at Case Western Reserve University (6-6-4, 0-3-2 UAA). Game time is set for Noon (ET) in Cleveland.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Carnegie Mellon 20-3-2, and the Bears have won the last 11 meetings … The goal for Chandler was the 31st of her career, tied for ninth in school history … WashU is 5-1-1 on the road this season … The Bears are 3-0 this season against ranked teams … The shutout was the Bears 12th of the season.