THE SERIES WITH CASE – WashU leads the all-time series with Case Western, 25-3, and the Bears have won 22 of the last 23 meetings. WashU defeated Case 3-0 on Oct. 30, 2016, in the last meeting in Cleveland.
A LOOK AT THE SPARTANS – Case Western Reserve has lost two of its last three games, and has found the net just two times. Sophomore forward Kimberly Chen and senior midfielder Elle Zadina lead the team with three goals, while Zadina is tops on the squad with eight points. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Unterborn has a 5-7 record with a 1.31 goals against average and leads the league in saves (58).
DECONINCK NAMED UAA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Freshman forward Ellie DeConinck was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Offensive Athlete of the Week. DeConinck had two goals and two assists in a pair of victories. She netted a goal and had two assists in a 4-0 win over Principia Monday, and then scored the game-winner in a 6-0 win over Rochester Sunday.
HEAD COACH JIM CONLON – The winningest coach in school history, Jim Conlon has guided WashU to a 163-33-16 (.806) overall record in 10 seasons. Conlon led the Bears to the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship after a pair of NCAA Runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2015. He has also guided WashU to six UAA championships and nine-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. Conlon has a 259-90-21 (.728) overall record in 17 seasons as a collegiate women's coach.
HOME SWEET HOME – WashU is 7-0-1 at home this year, and unbeaten in their last 29 games at Francis Field. WashU is 91-14-9 (.838) at home in 10 seasons under Conlon.
NOTABLES – The Bears are one of 10 teams that remain unbeaten in NCAA Division III.
– Freshman goalkeeper Emma Greenfield has allowed just one goal in 650:00, and is tops in the conference and third in NCAA Division III in goal against average (0.138).
– The six goals scored in a UAA contest for WashU against Rochester is the most since Oct. 31, 1998, when the Bears won at Case 6-1.
– Sophomore forward Taylor Cohen leads the UAA in goals (12), game-winning goals (3) and points (27).
– WashU is unbeaten in its last 26 games dating back to last season.
MEDIA COVERAGE – Tonight's game will be broadcast live at no cost on the Bear Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU Athletics website.
UP NEXT– WashU hosts No. 10-ranked Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m. Prior to Sunday's contest, the Bears will celebrate Senior Day.