No. 3 Women’s Soccer and No. 15 Hope Play to Draw

No. 3 Women’s Soccer and No. 15 Hope Play to Draw

Holland, Mich., August 31, 2019 – The No. 3-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team limited host and No. 15 Hope College to just two shots on goal as the two teams played to a scoreless draw Saturday in Holland, Mich. 

WashU has a 1-0-1 overall record, while Hope is 0-0-2.

The Bears outshot Hope 27-6, and had an 12-2 advantage in corner kicks. Junior goalkeeper Emma Greenfield made two saves and secured the Bears' second shutout of the season.

WashU dominated play in the first half outshooting the Dutch 12-1, but could not find muster a goal. Sophomore Erin Flynn nearly made it 1-0 in the final minute, but Hope goalkeeper Jordanne Ellingboe recorded a diving save to keep it scoreless. WashU also recorded seven corner kicks in the opening half.

In the 63rd minute, sophomore Ariana Miles had a breakaway but Ellingboe came out to make a diving save. Sophomore Gabbie Cesarone had a golden chance in the 87th minute but her header off a corner kick went just over the crossbar.

In the first overtime, Greenfield came up big with a lunging save in the 93rd minute to keep it tied.

WashU hosts Greenville University on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. in the first of three home games next week.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU is 2-0-1 all-time against Hope … The shutout for Greenfield was the 23rd of her career, fourth most in school history … WashU is 23-5-4 against ranked teams in the last five years.