Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2016 – The No. 11-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team took over sole possession of first place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings with a 3-0 shutout victory at Case Western Reserve University Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio.
WashU improved its overall record to 13-2-2, 4-1-1 in the UAA, while Case Western Reserve fell to 6-7-4, 0-4-2 in the UAA. The Bears have a one-point lead over second-place University of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon University with one game remaining.
"The weather changed the game for both Case and us. Both teams were fighting the elements yet trying to play good soccer," said WashU head coach Jim Conlon. "The game opened up with both teams creating good chances. We were happy to score in different ways."
Senior Lizzy Crist (13-1-1) picked up the win in goal making four saves. The shutout for WashU was its 13th of the season.
Senior Katie Chandler scored her third-straight game-winning goal in the 37th minute after she gathered a deflection and fired a shot from 10 yards out. The goal for Chandler was the 32nd of her career, eighth most in school history.
WashU had a 6-5 shot advantage in the first half.
Junior Elise Brown made it 2-0 after she headed home a cross from senior Hannah Rosenberg in the 54th minute, and then sophomore Jessica Kovach added an insurance goal in the 80th minute to round out the scoring. Junior Mariana Alisio notched her team-leading seventh assist on Kovach's goal.
WashU had a 15-7 advantage in shots and 7-0 in corner kicks.
WashU celebrates Senior Day on Saturday, Nov. 5, against No. 6-ranked University of Chicago (15-2, 4-1-1 UAA). Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Case Western Reserve, 25-3, and the Bears have won 22 of the last 23 meetings … WashU is 6-1-1 on the road this season … Crist has not allowed a goal in 436 minutes, a span of five games … Alisio is second in the UAA in assists ... The game-winning goal for Chandler was the 14th of her career, tied for third most in school history.