The 10th-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team tied a school record with their eighth consecutive win to start the 2019 season, defeating Kenyon College 3-1 at DiSanto Field on Wednesday night. The win improves the Spartans record to 8-0 with the Ladies dropping to 3-5.
For Case Western Reserve, the three goals brought its season total to 32, breaking a school record for goals in a season. The previous record was held by the 2002 and 2010 squads.
Leading the Spartan attack was sophomore Christina Hickson with two goals, tying her for the team lead with six on the season.
Her first goal came early in the match when she took advantage of a goalkeeper error. Stealing the ball from her opponent's feet, Hickson took an open shot on goal from the top of the box in the 13th minute to give Case Western Reserve a 1-0 advantage.
Not even a minute after a Kenyon goal in the 60th minute, Hickson struck again. Senior Kimberly Chen broke past the Ladies' defense and found Hickson in the box. She kept the ball on the ground and scored in the bottom right corner of the goal to give the Spartans a 3-1 lead. The assist was Chen's team-leading fifth of the season and 16th for her career.
Sophomore Anika Washburn scored her sixth goal of the season in the 55th minute. She took a pass from freshman Aniya Hartzler about 25 yards away from the goal and struck a line shot into the top corner of the goal. For Hartzler, it was her third assist on the season.
Kenyon's goal was scored by junior Kiele Anderson with an assist from junior Caroline McNeer.
The Spartans outshot the Ladies 21-7 with an 11-6 advantage in shots on goal. Senior Lauren Unterborn started in goal for CWRU and saved five shots.
Case Western Reserve will look to break another school record when they travel up the road to University Heights, Ohio to take on the John Carroll University Blue Streaks (4-2-2) on Sunday. A ninth victory would be the most to start the season in school history. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.