Kalkar Leads No. 10 Women’s Soccer Past Augsburg

Kalkar Leads No. 10 Women’s Soccer Past Augsburg

Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 2, 2018 Freshman Marissa Kalkar had a goal and an assist in a return home to lead the No. 10-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team to a 2-0 win at Augsburg University Sunday in Minneapolis.

Kalkar, a native of Plymouth, Minn., assisted on the game-winning goal in the 53rdminute and then added an insurance goal in the 82ndminute. The goal for Kalkar was the first of her career 

Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Greenfield recorded her second shutout of the year making one save. The Bears outshot Augsburg 26-4.

WashU had a 12-2 shot advantage in the opening half, recording four shots on goal. Senior Darcy Cunningham had the best scoring opportunity in the 35thminute when her shot inside the box went just wide left.

Augsburg had its first chance in the 48thminute when Ashley St. Aubin hit the far post with a shot and the ball bounced back into play.

WashU finally broke through in the 53rdminute after junior Taylor Cohen scored off a rebound after Kalkar's shot went off the post. The game-winning goal for Cohen was the seventh of her career.

WashU (2-0) plays Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in its home opener.

BEAR NOTEBOOK:WashU and Augsburg met for the first time in school history … The Bears have not scored in the first half this season … The goal for Cohen was the 23rdof her career … The Bears are off to a 2-0 start for the eighth-straight season… The win for head coach Jim Conlon was the 375thof his career as a collegiate men's and women's soccer coach.