Women’s Soccer Faces Tough UAA Home Tests Against #1 Wash U.; #13 Chicago

Women’s Soccer Faces Tough UAA Home Tests Against #1 Wash U.; #13 Chicago

The Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team will be facing a pair of challenges at home this weekend against University Athletic Association opponents, taking on top-ranked Washington (Mo.) University at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12th and the 13th-ranked University of Chicago at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th.

Last Week's Results

Tuesday, October 2nd: CWRU 3, Allegheny 0

Saturday, October 6th: NYU 2, CWRU 0

Live Coverage

Fans can follow all of the action with live stats, with the links available below and on the CWRU women's soccer schedule page.

Friday, October 12th, 7:30 PM: https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2018-19/boxscores/20181012_iud7.xml, while a video webcast is at https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/live.

Sunday, October 14th, 1:30 PM: https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/2018-19/boxscores/20181014_5fxk.xml, while a video webcast is at https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wsoc/live.

Senior Night

Prior to the start of Friday's match, the Spartans will recognize the six graduating players on the 2018 squad – defender Toni Alloy, midfielder Angelina Batty, midfielder Emily Dickens, forward Melanie Kukura, Megan Masterson and forward Maggie Tyma.

The Case Western Reserve University women's soccer class of 2018 has helped the Spartans compile 26 wins over the last four seasons.  With the contributions of these six seniors, the team has appeared in the United Soccer Coaches National poll, while consistently ranking among the top teams in the Great Lakes Region.  In addition, the team has excelled academically, earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award in each of their four seasons at CWRU.

CWRU Spartans (6-5-0, 0-2-0 UAA)

The Spartans scored three second half goals on Tuesday to earn a 3-0 win against non-conference opponent Allegheny College. After a scoreless first half, senior Maggie Tyma put CWRU on the board with a goal at the 61:44 mark via an assist from senior Melanie Kukura. The Spartans would add to their lead after two goals from junior Kimberly Chen in the 66th and 81st minutes of play.

CWRU allowed two early goals in the first to New York University that turned out to be the difference as NYU sent the Spartans to a 2-0 setback on Saturday afternoon. Senior Emily Dickens led all Spartans in the game with four shots, a pair of which were on goal.

#1 Washington Bears (11-0-0, 2-0-0 UAA)

The Bears limited the University of Rochester to a season-low two shots in a 1-0 win on Sunday. Senior Maggie Crist gave WashU a 1-0 lead with a 35-yard shot from straight on in the 26th minute. The goal for Crist was the seventh of her career. Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Greenfield and the back line posted the Bears ninth shutout of the season, second most in NCAA Division III.

#13 Chicago Maroons (10-1-1, 2-0-0 UAA)

The Maroons escaped with a hard-fought victory with two late-game scores in Tuesday's 4-2 victory at Carthage College. Chicago got the game-winner in the 78th minute via a Hanna Watkins header off a Rachel Dias corner kick to give the visitors a 3-2 lead and Maddie DeVoe added an insurance goal in the 85th minute to seal it for the Maroons.

Three scores put Chicago in control and the team withstood a late comeback attempt, holding on to defeat Emory University 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Spartan Notes

Freshman Christina Hickson leads the team with six goals and 12 points, including two game-winning goals…She ranks tied for fourth among all University Athletic Association players with six goals…Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Metz leads the UAA with 50 saves and ranked second with a .847 save percentage…The Spartans have totaled 165 shots and 72 shots on goal this season…CWRU has held opponents to averages of just 6.2 shots on goal per game, and 12.5 shots per contest.