Cohen’s Hat Trick Leads No. 6 WashU Past Millikin

Cohen’s Hat Trick Leads No. 6 WashU Past Millikin

St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2, 2019 – The No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team wrapped up non-conference play with a 5-0 win over Millikin University Wednesday at Francis Olympic Field in St. Louis.

Senior Taylor Cohen scored three goals and added an assist in the win. Cohen is now tied for third all-time at WashU in goals (42) and fifth in points (110).

WashU, winners of seven-straight contests, improved to 9-1-1, while Millikin dropped to 2-5-1.

Sophomore Erin Flynn scored in the 15th minute on a cross from Cohen to put WashU up 1-0. Cohen scored a pair of goals in a 52-second span late in the first half to give WashU the 3-0 lead.

WashU outshot Millikin 14-0 in the first half.

Cohen added a tally in the 87th minute, and then freshman Sydney Essler scored 60 seconds later on a breakaway to round out the scoring.

WashU outshot Millikin 26-1 and had a 6-0 advantage on corner kicks.

Junior Emma Greenfield (9-1-1) (63:50) and sophomore Mary Frances West (16:10) combined for the Bears' seventh shutout of the season in goal.

WashU opens University Athletic Association (UAA) play at home against No. 18 University of Rochester (7-1) on Sunday at 11 a.m. The Yellowjackets are riding a six-game win streak.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU has won eight all-time meetings between the two teams … Head coach Jim Conlon is one win shy of 200 for his career at WashU … The Bears are 47-2-2 at home the past five seasons … WashU's seven game win streak is ninth longest active streak in NCAA Division III … Cohen leads the UAA in assists (6), while Greenfield is tops in goals against average (0.28) … The hat trick for the Cohen was the first of her career.