No. 10 Women’s Soccer to Start UAA Play at NYU

No. 10 Women’s Soccer to Start UAA Play at NYU

After winning nine consecutive non-conference matches to begin the season, the 10th-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team will travel to New York City to begin University Athletic Association play. The Spartans will take on the Violets of New York University on Saturday, October 5, with kickoff scheduled at 5:30 p.m.

Last Week's Results

Wednesday, September 25: #10 CWRU 3, Kenyon 1

Sunday, September 29: #10 CWRU 3, John Carroll 1

Live Coverage

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

Saturday, October 5: http://www.sidearmstats.com/nyu/wsoc, while a video webcast can be found at https://gonyuathletics.com/showcase?Live=427

#10 CWRU Spartans (9-0-0, 0-0-0 UAA)

With three goals over the Spartans' last two matches, sophomore Anika Washburn led the Spartan attack this past week in their two wins. In the first match last Wednesday at home, CWRU defeated Kenyon College 3-1 behind two goals from sophomore Christina Hickson and one from Washburn. In the team's 3-1 road victory on Sunday over John Carroll University, Washburn struck twice and senior Kimberly Chen added a goal as well.

For the season, Washburn leads the team with eight goals and 20 points, and Hickson has added six goals of her own. Chen has added five goals and has a team-leading five assists. Senior Lauren Unterborn has played most of the Spartans' minutes in goal this season, allowing just a 0.65 GAA and saving 17 shots in six starts.

New York University Violets (7-2-0, 0-0-0 UAA)

In the past week, NYU collected two home shutout victories, defeating Farmingdale State College 1-0 and Mount Saint Mary College 2-0.

The Violets have shown an even attack in their first nine matches, with 13 players scoring a goal so far. Juniors Sam March and Lila Keltz both have three goals, three assists, and nine points for the team, tied for the team lead in all three categories. Keltz also leads the team with 12 shots on goal. Junior Meghan Marhan has started eight of the team's nine matches in goal, posting four shutouts and saving 24 shots.   

In the two teams' last matchup in 2018, Case Western Reserve dropped a home match 2-0 to NYU.

In the Polls

In the most recent United Soccer Coaches Poll, CWRU remained ranked at No. 10. The team achieved a program high-water mark with a ranking of 10 in the Week 3 poll. NYU received votes in the latest poll and was ranked as high as No. 15 earlier this season.

Conference Honors

Anika Washburn earned UAA women's soccer offensive athlete of the week on Monday. It was her second career UAA Athlete of the Week honor. Earlier in the season, junior Bailey George earned defensive athlete of the week honors for the conference.

Spartan Notes

Sophomore Anika Washburn leads the UAA with 20 points and 25 shots on goal and is tied for the conference lead with eight goals…Case Western Reserve leads the UAA with 35 goals this season..Those 35 goals are the most for the team in a season since 2000 (41)...Senior Kimberly Chen is currently sixth in program history with 16 assists...The Spartans' nine consecutive wins to start a season are the most in school history…The team ranks 10th in Division III in total points, total goals, and total assists.