Cohen Nets Game Winner in 2-1 Victory at No. 21 NYU

Cohen Nets Game Winner in 2-1 Victory at No. 21 NYU

Riverdale, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2019 – Senior Taylor Cohen scored the game-winner in the 70th minute to lift the No. No. 4-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory at No. 21 New York University Friday evening at Gaelic Park in Riverdale, N.Y.

WashU won its 10th-straight match to improve to 12-1-1 and 3-0 in the University Athletic Association, while New York suffered its second-straight defeat and dropped to 9-4 and 1-2 in the league. The Bears have won 13-straight conference games dating back to the 2017 season.

The game-winner for Cohen was the 16th of her career, tied for second most in school history.

WashU's defense clamped down on NYU in the opening first half, limiting the Violets to zero shots. The Bears outshot NYU 8-0, and a had 3-0 advantage in corner kicks. 

Cohen almost broke the tie in the 33rd minute but her shot was blocked inside the six. Less than two minutes later, sophomore Emily Kaufman blasted a shot inside the box that Megan Marhan corralled for the save.

A long cross by junior Ellie DeConinck resulted in a goal by sophomore Erin Flynn in the 50th minute put WashU up 1-0. In the 62nd minute, Cohen's header in the box was saved by Marhan to keep it a one-goal game.

NYU tied the contest in the 70th minute after Isabella De Almagro scored after a shot deflected off junior goalkeeper Emma Greenfield and was sent back into the goal.

Just four minutes later, Cohen answered back with a goal in the 74th minute to make it 2-1. The goal for Cohen was the 46th of her career.

WashU outshot NYU 15-3 for the contest, and had a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks. Greenfield (12-1-1) made two saves and picked up the 45th victory of her career.

WashU wraps up its three-road swing at Brandeis on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m.(ET).

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with NYU 18-4-2, and have won the last three meetings … The Bears have allowed just one goal this season in the first half … WashU is unbeaten in its last 25 true road games dating back to 2016 (24-0-1) … Head coach Jim Conlon is two wins shy of 300 for his career as a women's coach … WashU is 26-6-4 against ranked teams in the last five years.