Waltham, Mass., Oct. 20, 2019 – Junior Ellie DeConinck scored in the 89th minute to lift the No. 4-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory at Brandeis University Sunday in Waltham, Mass.
WashU won its 11th-straight game to improve to 13-1-1 and 4-0 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while Brandeis suffered its second-straight defeat and dropped to 9-5 and 1-3 in the league. The Bears have won 14-straight conference games dating back to 2017.
Junior goalkeeper Emma Greenfield (13-1-1) had the best game of her three-year career making a career-high eight saves. Greenfield entered the game with just 24 saves in the first 14 games of the season.
WashU outshot Brandeis 8-6 in the opening half and had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks. Greenfield came up big for WashU making three saves.
With less than a minute to go in the first half, Brandeis sent a long cross into the box for a point-blank header that Greenfield punched over the bar.
The Bears put five of eight shots on frame in the opening half, including two by sophomore Erin Flynn that Brandeis goalkeeper Victoria Richardson had to make diving saves. Junior Katy Mockett nearly broke the tie in the fifth minute when her shot went off the crossbar.
Greenfield came up huge again in the 51st minute with a diving save off a shot inside the six to force a corner kick.
WashU outshot Brandeis 20-14 and the Bears had a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks. Richardson made 10 saves for Brandeis.
WashU has 11 days off before returning home to host No. 21 Carnegie Mellon University on Friday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 p.m. as part of Parent and Family Weekend.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Brandeis 23-7-3, and the Bears have won the last five meetings… The Bears are unbeaten in its last 26 true road games dating back to 2016 (25-0-1)… Head coach Jim Conlon is one win shy of 300 for his career as a women's coach … The goal for DeConinck was the 18th of her career, while the shutout for Greenfield was the 28th of her career.